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Professional Clogged Sewer Line Repair in Houston
Are you worried that you might have a problem that requires a clogged sewer line repair in Houston? Usually, when your main sewer line becomes clogged, the tell-tale signs include water backing up into your sink or bathtub, gurgling sounds coming from your pipes, and the dreaded bubbling water in the toilet! Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Services have been performing clogged sewer line repair in Houston since 1979, and are your first choice for any plumbing or sewer needs.
Why is my sewer line clogged?
There is no single answer to this question. Your home’s plumbing system is made up of many parts, from faucets and drains all the way to your connection to the city sewage system. Some of the most common causes of a clogged sewer line are quite elementary. Using too much toilet paper or even hair can clog any pipe in your plumbing quite effectively. In fact, the day-to-day waste that is introduced to your home’s plumbing system is enough to cause a sewer line clog eventually. Everything that goes into your toilet, shower drain, bathroom and kitchen sinks passes into your sewer line. Hair, paper products, soap, dirt, cooking grease, food in the garbage disposal, all add up. The stickier components of this waste attach themselves to the inner walls of your pipes, collecting more and more sticky residue over time until the line becomes completely clogged with goop.
How do I fix it?
First, do NOT attempt to use any of the commercially available caustic chemical drain cleaners when you suspect a sewer line clog. Chances are a sewer line clog is going to be too large, and too far down the pipe for a commercial drain cleaner to be effective. Due to the extent of the clog, that harsh sulfuric acid will be trapped in your clogged house pipes, dissolving them instead of the clog.
There are a couple of options available when you find yourself facing a clogged sewer line repair in Houston. The first is the gold standard of plumbing, the snake. A plumbing snake (or auger), is introduced into your home’s plumbing system at the closest access point to where the clog is located. As the snake works its way into your pipe, it rotates a large wire head that loosens any debris in its path.
Sometimes clogs are so far down the sewer line that they are out of reach of the plumbing snake. In these cases, hydro-jetting is a newer tool in the plumber’s arsenal that uses highly concentrated jets of water to loosen and remove any standing debris in your plumbing and sewer lines. Hydro-jetting equipment can reach blockages as far down your pipes as four hundred feet, as opposed to the one-hundred-fifty-foot range of the plumbing snake.
What if it’s more than just a clog?
Tree roots and sewer line cracks are also a primary culprit in clogged sewer lines. Tree roots (particularly with old-growth trees) grow away from the tree and quite often encounter a sewer line. The roots grow around the pipe, and as they age and get thicker, the constriction of the pipe by these roots results in a broken sewer line. Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Services can replace your entire sewer line, from the house to the street, or anything in between.
Be sure to call Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Services the next time you need a clogged sewer line in Houston and the surrounding area. Nick’s Plumbing has been the clogged sewer line repair in Houston experts for almost forty years. Trust them to tackle your sewer line or any other plumbing repair.