Why and How Sewer Lines Clog

Sewer lines are 6 inches or wider, so it takes a lot for a main sewer line to clog. Most of the time, clogs are caused by tree roots growing through the piping in search of water. A sewer inspection camera can identify the exact cause of your sewer damage, and if tree roots are the problem, you can get tree removal. When the tree roots push through the piping, this leads to holes where leaks can occur. Wastewater is now blocked from being pushed out to the city’s sewers, creating a build up of septic waste until it backs up into your faucets. For sewer line cleaning, call Tribeca Plumbing, Inc. at 2144025454 to use their sewer inspection camera in Dallas, TX.

A Sewer Inspection Camera Can Identify Tree Roots Clogging Sewer Lines

How To Prevent Your Sewer Line From Clogging

  • Replace clay pipes. Clay and lead pipes used to be popular way back in the days, but over time have shown just how useless they really are. Recommended pipes nowadays are copper or PVC due to their durability and longevity.
  • Keep trees and foliage away from sewer lines. You can still have plants on your property, but foliage too close to your sewer and water lines underground and their roots will instinctively grow toward the warm water source.
  • Use enzyme cleaners instead of chemical cleaners. Chemical cleaners only push clogs deeper into your pipes and corrode them, providing water minimum access to drain. Enzyme cleaners are an eco-friendly version that is less harsh on your pipes.
  • Only flush waste and toilet paper down drains. Don’t flush diapers, kitty litter, feminine products, or grease down the toilet or sink. They get stuck in your sewer lines, eventually coming back up and out of your faucets.