Sewer pipe Replacement

Before it Rains - Sump Pump and Catch Basin

Before the rain comes pouring down, now would be a good time to clean out the debris in your catch basin and check that your sump pump is working well. This is a good way to ensure that the debris will not interfere with your sump pump capacity, when the rain hits.  

 The possibility of a flood in your home or garage is very likely, and the damage will be greater, than taking a moment of time to clean out the catch basin and making sure your sump pump is in good working order.

Consider cleaning your catch basin and checking your sump pump at least a couple of times a year. This will assure that your drainage system is functioning smoothly, when you need it most.

Cosmetic VS Plumbing

Would you get cosmetic surgery first, knowing that you if you don’t get the quadruple bypass you need, you might die from a heart attack?.. Of course not right!?!

Believe it or not, there are people out there who renovate their home and give it all the cosmetic touches, knowing that they have plumbing pipes that in some areas leak, and need are in need of replacement.  What a waste of money!  When those pipes are ready to completely crack or break due to corrosion, those renovated walls will need to be cut open in order to access the pipes that are within.

Save yourself a lot of money and headaches. If your going to renovate, make sure you budget for your plumbing, and if your budget doesn’t call for it, then you might want to choose to fix your plumbing first, before fixing the cosmetics.  It just makes sense.

Tree Root Intrusion in your Pipe

Tree roots.. We get calls to clear the main sewer pipe line all the time because of Roots, and once we clear the line, we get the same call some time later because the Roots grow back!  This is a never ending cycle. The root hairs will always seek out the water source, they’re already inside your pipes because there is a crack or break in your pipe to begin with. The only cure once and for all for this problem, is to replace the Pipe, and or cut the Tree or Shrub that’s causing the problem, but you may have to consult with your local city first for permission. And remember, you still have a cracked or broken Pipe that really should be replaced.

If you still don’t want to have the pipe replaced, or cut down the root source, another alternative although temporary is Rooter cleaning.  In some cases this is an effective way to temporarily clear the pipe line. The spinning blades of the Rooter (Snake) will scour though your plumbing line, and cut through some, if not most of your tree roots that is causing your stoppage, depending on the root intrusion. You can rent these machines at your local large home store, however, if you don’t know how to use one or you just have no time for the messy task, we recommend you call a licensed professional Plumber.

There is always a possibility that the Sewer pipes may burst, or break, due to the current existing status of deterioration, and or current damage your pipes have before the Rooter service process. And again remember, eventually your Tree roots will grow back, and you will have to deal with the same drain blockage all over again.