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3 Signs of Trouble with Your Sewer Line

Monday, April 17th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

sewer-lineThe sewer line is the main means of removing waste from your drains, connecting your home’s plumbing system to the larger civic sewer system. Most of the time, it’s buried beneath the ground in your yard, keeping it out of sight and letting it do its job effectively and efficiently. Unfortunately, it can encounter trouble from time to time, and when it does its underground nature can be quite a thorny issue. Corrosion or shifting earth can cause leaks, while tree roots form your yard can be drawn to the sewage and wreak all manner of havoc. Clogs and blockages aren’t uncommon either, creating a problem for your entire system. (more…)

3 Signs that Your Sewer Line May Be Leaking

Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

No one likes to consider the possibility of a sewer line leak, since sewer lines are buried below the ground and used to require extensive excavation to reach. Modern techniques have made the problem much easier to deal with, but you still need to be able to spot the signs of a problem before you can summon the proper help. The good news is that local communities like Sun City, NV rarely have complications due to inclement weather, and trenchless technology makes repairing sewer line leaks much easier than before. If you can spot the signs early enough, you can take care of the problem before it gets out of hand. Here are 3 relatively easy ways of doing so. (more…)

Problems Associated with Sewer Repair

Monday, March 9th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

No one wants to be told that they need sewer repairs. Of all the plumbing problems that you could have, sewer repairs are by far the smelliest, messiest, and generally most unpleasant.

Though they can definitely be a nightmare to deal with, however, sewer repairs are a far better option than simply ignoring the problem. Let’s take a closer look at sewer repairs, what causes them, how you can identify them, and what can happen if you don’t schedule them.

Backflow

Backflow is when a sudden change in pressure causes your plumbing to suck some sewer water into itself. The water then travels back up your drain, resulting in a very unpleasant surprise. If you suddenly find yourself standing in sewer water while taking a shower, it’s because of backflow. This has been a known problem for decades, and most homes are outfitted with backflow prevention devices by the city. If you are experiencing backflow, you either have a malfunction somewhere in the system or you don’t have a prevention device at all. There are obviously a number of sanitary concerns with having sewage pumped into your house, so it’s a good idea to have a plumber examine your system as soon as possible if you encounter this.

Bad Smells

The plumbing system in your home isn’t just for transporting water. You also have pipes in your home specifically for venting sewer gases out of the home. All sorts of parts in your plumbing system are specifically designed to keep bad smells from coming up through your drains, including the U-bend you’ve probably noticed underneath your sinks. However, a malfunction in that system can lead to sewer gas seeping out of your drains and into the room. If your kitchen or bathroom suddenly smells awful for no apparent reason, see if it seems to be stronger closer to the drain. If so, it’s probably the sign of a problem with your sewer vent. Call a plumber to have a look at your system.

If you suspect that you might need sewer repairs, call Butter Plumbing. We provide sewer repair services throughout the Aliante area.

Ways to Prevent the Need for Sewer Repair

Friday, February 20th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

There are few household problems as stressful or disgusting as sewer problems. The inconvenience, expensive repairs, and horrible smells can be almost too much to bear. Though there’s not much you can do to mitigate the damage after the fact, there are plenty of ways to make sewer problems less likely to occur. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can prevent the need for sewer repair.

Inspection

A lot of the issues that afflict your home’s sewer system occur out of sight, where you’re very unlikely to notice them. That’s why you need to have your sewer system inspected by a professional plumber at least once a year. Plumbing inspection involves the use of a special camera, which moves through your pipes and allows the plumber to monitor their condition from the inside. This method of inspection lets the plumber identify problems before they grow large enough to require a major repair. If you have your sewer system inspected this way annually, you will drastically reduce the likelihood of a major sewer problem necessitating repairs.

Be Vigilant

When sewer problems do occur, the earlier you catch them the better off you’ll be. Keep an eye out for random flooded spots on the lawn, which is the sign of a burst pipe. If multiple water appliances in your home seem to clog at once, that’s a sign of a sewer issue. Bad smells coming from your drains is another common sign. Another thing to watch out for is water appliances in your home reacting oddly to each other.

  • If you flush the toilet, does water come out of the tub drain?
  • If you use the sink, does the toilet start making noise?

These are all common symptoms of a sewer blockage. If you manage to catch these signs early, you’ll make it much easier (and likely cheaper) for a plumber to fix the problem before it snowballs into something bigger and more damaging.

If you think your home may have a sewer issue, call Butter Plumbing. We provide sewer repair throughout Centennial.