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What Factors Cause Your Sewer Lines to Break?

Breaking sewer lines

Sewer line breakages are just a fact of life for all homeowners-but that doesn't make them any less of a headache. After all, when your New Jersey home or business suffers such a breakage, you may lose the use of some or even all its plumbing fixtures. Fortunately, you can often catch this problem early on since it's usually heralded by some pretty clear warning signs:

  • Sewage backup
  • Foul odors
  • Inconsistent water levels in the toilet
  • Insect infestation
  • Soggy lawn

Of course, detecting those signs is one thing; it's an entirely different matter trying to figure out what might be causing your sewer lines to break. By knowing what could be doing so, you may be able to prevent many future breakages and, in turn, save money on your line replacement work. Well, we've got good news: We'll help you determine what may be causing this problem by detailing a few of the more common causes of sewer line breakages right here in this article.

Tree Roots

One of the more common roots of your sewer line issues is a literal root. When your trees begin to grow, their rootwork will creep about your soil, and in that process, they may encroach on your sewer lines' space. Then, when push comes to shove, they'll shove themselves right through the pipe wall, causing a serious breakage. To avoid this issue, minimize the number of trees near your sewer lines.

Vehicles and Other Heavy Equipment

There's a reason you'll want to park your vehicles and other heavy equipment only on designated parking areas. If you stray, you may wind up parking atop your sewer lines. If you do so often enough, you're likely to have a sewer line breakage on your hands over time.

Shifting Soil

Time and changing weather can cause your soil to shift about, and when it does so, your sewer lines are bound to suffer breakages. Unfortunately, unlike your trees and vehicles, you have no control over this factor. So, you'll simply have to be vigilant and eye your plumbing for signs of sewer line breakages when the seasons start to change-especially when they change suddenly.

Call Our New Jersey Team for Your Sewer Line Repair Needs

No matter the cause of your sewer line damages, the best fix is always the same: Jersey Drains! With over 20 years of experience in the industry, our drain cleaning contractors have all the know-how and resources needed to get your lines repaired and working like new once again in little time at all. Give us a call today if you're in need of a sewer line replacement.

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