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What Is a Sewer Line?

If your home is connected to a sewer system, there is a sewer line that bridges the gap between your home’s drains and the main sewer drain. This line is located under the ground of your yard and is considered part of your plumbing system and your responsibility for maintenance and repairs. Sewer lines are typically four to six inches in diameter and sloped downwards to promote the flow of water away from your home and into your city’s sewer.

About sewer line clogs

Because these lines are not particularly large, they can easily develop buildup and clogs over time, depending on your home’s water usage, and how much care is used in disposing of items in the toilets and drain lines. Sewer line clogs typically affect your toilets first, as these fixtures drain most directly into the sewer line. Minor clogs may simply cause the drains in your home to act strangely, while major clogs can cause wastewater to back up into your home, leading to water damage and exposing your family to potential health risks.

Sewer line clogs should always be addressed by a professional plumber—in many cases, hydro jetting equipment can clear out clogs and allow your Portland plumber to evaluate the condition of the line using camera inspection technology. If the sewer line has been compromised, your plumber can perform trenchless pipe repairs to restore the line’s integrity while maintaining your beautiful landscaping.

Tree roots can harm your sewer line

In addition to clogs, the biggest threat to your sewer line is tree roots. Finding out where your sewer line is located and planting only sewer-safe trees in this area of your yard can reduce the risk of tree root damage to your sewer line.

Root intrusion could be the cause of your blocked sewer lines. Flushing out the obstruction with a garden hose should be your first attempt in solving the problem. A professional Chicago IL plumber will be able to aid you with a strong power auger if the problem continues unabated.

You can also use chemicals, such as copper sulfate, to stop the roots from growing back, but you should contact a plumber before adding these chemicals to the sewer line.

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