When it comes to plumbing, not every issue you encounter can—or should—be solved by a visit from a professional. A clogged toilet, for example, would require a plumber to take the same plunger you’d buy at any store, and use it to clear away the blockage and this wouldn’t cost you anything.
But then there are some issues where it’s strongly advised that you do not attempt to handle the problem yourself. This is where you need the expertise and equipment that’s available to a professional, especially when it comes to the most serious drainage issues.
Blocked Sewage Line
This is one of the most potentially hazardous drain problems in terms of health to residents. There can be a lot of reasons this might occur. Your sewage line may be blocked because things like cigarettes or even toys get regularly flushed down the toilet. Or tree roots may have broken through an ancient sewage line, and the roots are creating a blockage.
Whatever the case, this means that wastewater from sinks, showers, and toilets is not leaving the home and may be backing up into your basement. This creates a lot of potential disease issues for residents, and it requires professionals to address this the right way.
Broken Sewer Lines
This might not seem like a drainage problem at first because you don’t see any blockages. But if you have a very old iron sewage pipe, and it breaks, wastewater from your home may actually be seeping out somewhere into the soil.
You’ll first notice this as a smell, even though the water seems to be draining just fine. But as time passes, more and more waste will be accumulating in the dirt under your home, creating another health hazard that will need to be dealt with.
Multiple Clogged Drains
When you have one drain that is clogged, that may be a problem that you can fix on your own. When many of the drains in your house are experiencing a blockage, this likely means the culprit is “further down the line” rather than meaning all the drains have their own individual blockage.
If that’s the case, you’ll need a much more comprehensive and technical solution to make sure the problem is addressed at the source. A plunger or even a common plumbing snake might not be sufficient for an issue of this scale.
Slow-draining water might not seem like a big deal, but it depends on the exact nature of the problem. Mineral or grease build up in a pipe could mean that the inner size of the pipe is “shrinking,” or perhaps the grade of the pipe was not properly laid out when the plumbing was first installed.
For issues like this, a professional response is required because there is no quick or easy way to tackle these types of problems. But you won’t know until a proper evaluation is conducted.
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Marco Plumbing is here to give you the professional assessment and solutions you need to get your plumbing back in shape. If you have a plumbing problem, we can help. Contact us today and let us do what we do best!