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From inside and outside your home, there are forces regularly working in your pipes which can cause very costly damage to your sewer line. And you might be overwhelmed with the possibility of having to repair it. Thankfully there are plenty of ways you can be proactive and ease the stress on your piping, making any servicing for your sewer line repair options less costly and invasive.
Causes of Sewer Line Damage
Here are the most common causes of sewer line damage that you should know about and watch out for:
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Hair binds with grease and soap scum, lodging in your drain line, creating a substantial blockage. The best way to deal with hair is to prevent it from entering your drain in the first place. Use a drain guard which will catch larger debris, such as hair, which can then be tossed in your waste bin instead.
Body soap will build up on the walling of your pipe, creating soap scum. Your soap is typically made with grease or fats, which then combines with the minerals in your water, leaving that all-too-common hard residue. Using soaps with alternative ingredients, or even soap-free washes, will help prevent soap scum from clogging your home.

Too much dirt down your drain will lead you to a clogging disaster. It’s best to shake off and remove as much loose dirt as possible from what you plan to wash in your sink or tub before you do.
Grease and oils are some of your pipe’s worst enemies, and food scraps like tea leaves and coffee beans don’t break down like other foods do. As much as you can, throw food scraps in your trash or compost instead of flushing it down your sink. And wipe up any oils with paper towels, and toss those in the trash as well.

Hard water may be a serious issue for you, depending on where your home is regionally located. These minerals will scale in your pipeline to the point of clogging your drain line, certainly not without the help of other common cloggers making it worse. A common solution for having hard water is installing a water softening system in your home to either neutralize or remove those minerals working against your drain lines.

Too much toilet paper down your drain at once can prove to be an all-too-common clogging problem. Using a plunger may very well solve your problem, but it might be too severe, requiring snaking or other methods of drain clearing.

Small objects like toys are a common clogger, particularly for those with children in the household. The blockage might be close enough to your drain for you to reach and remove simply with your hands. Otherwise, you’ll likely need professional help from your trusted local plumber to remove the object.

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Signs of Sewer Line Damage
Here are some warning signs you’ve likely got a sewer line problem. Keep any eye out for these to stay on top of a brewing sewer line problem before it gets out of hand.

Sewer Line Repair & Replacement Options
After it’s clear you’ve got either a leaky or broken sewer line, what should you expect from its repair? First, plumbing technicians will assess the leak or breach in your pipe by sending a camera down into your drain. Then, they’ll recommend options for repair, including trenchless sewer repair methods that are cost-effective, time-efficient, and don’t require much digging, if any at all.

Learn more about Sewer Line Repair Services at Deer Valley Plumbing

At Deer Valley Plumbing, we provide top-quality, same-day services for commercial and residential plumbing emergencies. Our plumbing technicians are experienced and certified to handle any plumbing problem bound to come your way. Whether you’ve got an emergency on your hands, or would like to prevent one, call us at 602-832-8418 and we’ll make sure your pipes are clear and ready to flow.

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