Drain stoppages range from serious to minor, depending on the nature of backups. Seattle residents often address both major and minor clogs to Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing. These issues include backups from non-biodegradable products, broken sewer pipes, and tree root invasion in sewer lines. Luckily, homeowners may prevent a disaster by acknowledging the causes of drain backups and contacting our plumbers. Most drain stoppages are preventable with routine maintenance from a plumber and understanding how sewer line systems work. Our plumbing specialists have compiled ways to manage unpleasant drain backups and curb expensive maintenance fees.
Why You Should Never Tackle Clogged Drains Problems on Your Own
There are many productive ways to prevent drain backups. However, mild to severely clogged drains should always be tackled by Jim Dandy’s plumbers for a few key reasons. Firstly, Seattle homeowners may feel tempted to dump drain cleaners down backed up drains. Drain cleaners contain a concoction of hazardous chemicals that corrode and weaken pipes. The chemicals may potentially settle in pipes then spew out once the pipes are ruptured. Simple ways to avoid clogged drains involve not flushing products like grease, household cleaning products, and feminine hygiene products down sinks or toilets. Homemade drain cleaners are never advised as well, since they often stagnate in pools of water or can damage pipes. More serious issues like broken sewer pipes may be the source of a clogged drain.
Damaged Sewer Pipes—Acknowledge the Signs Sooner than Later
Broken sewer pipes are typically exposed through sewage and toilet backups and slow drainage of sinks. The signs will be revealed over a period a time and worsen if Seattle homeowners do not take immediate action and contact Jim Dandy’s plumbing specialists. Clogged drains should never be ignored or tackled without our help for this reason—a slow drain may expose hidden plumbing issues. Foul odors lingering around toilets and drains, standing pools of water above sceptic pipes, and infestation of pests are more critical symptoms of damaged sewer pipes. Keeping a close eye on drain backups and observing if clogs are the product of foreign object guzzled down drains helps assess the state of sewer line systems. Most importantly, treat your drains and sinks with care! If a rupture does occur, there are several causes for this plumbing emergency.
Drain Backups may Hint at Extensive Pipe Damage
Sewer pipe lines may last between fifty to one hundred years. Drain backups in older Seattle homes can signify a failing pipe or pipe systems, which if not promptly addressed by Jim Dandy, may lead to extensive repairs or damage. Not only do the materials in pipes weaken some time after the fifty year mark, environmental factors can effect piping systems and cause ruptures or backups. Tree roots, construction, and earthquakes all jeopardize sewer line systems. Routine checkups for older homes can prevent corroded and collapsed pipes—so contact us sooner than later if drain backups lead to suspicions that a plumbing emergency may be at hand!
Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing has a century old plumbing legacy and truly understands how subtle signs like a clogged pipe may indicate bigger plumbing problems. Seattle residents should not hesitate to contact us for more consultation and hands-on advice about drain backups or other plumbing issues!