Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘sewer line repair’

Do I Have a Minor Clog or a Major Sewer Line Problem?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

woman-with-plumberWe’d like to tell you that the issue you’re having with your drain is a simple clog and that all you need to do to fix it is to take a plunger, or a basic hand-cranked drain snake, and put in a few minutes of work. Presto! Done.

And sometimes this is the case. But it isn’t always, which is why we must keep you informed of the other possibilities for clogged up drains. There are signs to watch for that will help you figure out if you’ve got a minor clog slowing or stopping your drains—or something bigger like a broken or blocked sewer line. You need to have Clovis, NM drain cleaning service to fix this, or more extensive sewer line repair work.

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Tree Roots vs. Your Sewer Line: It’s a Problem

Monday, May 7th, 2018

split-drain-pipe-tree-rootsThe sewer line is vital for a hygienic home and working drains and toilets. Like any pipe, it can become clogged, and the sewer line can often end up with obstructions from fats, oils, and grease or objects disposed of down toilets that shouldn’t go there, such as baby wipes. You may need to arrange for sewer cleaning services in Clovis, NM to get rid of those sewer pipe clogs that can end up making a nightmare in your home, such as sewage backing up.

But basic drain cleaning won’t take care of one of the major troubles that can assault a sewer line, and that’s tree roots growing into the sewer line. You’ll need plumbers with the best tools to take care of this, and may require larger sewer line repair work or possibly even a sewer line replacement.

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What’s The Curved Pipe under the Drain Do?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

p-trap-with-hand-gripping-itThe most noticeable piece of piping in your household plumbing is a section of drainpipe located under your kitchen and bathroom drains. You see this pipe each time you open up the sink cabinet, and it’s one of the few pipes in your house that you’ll immediately detect leaks from. (For most other pipes, it takes professional leak detection services.)

But what does this curved pipe do? Why is it shaped like that?

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How to Tell You Need Sewer Line Repair or Replacement Service

Monday, August 14th, 2017

sewer-line-leading-to-lightThe sewer line for your home is buried in a trench underneath your property, which is just where you want it. In general, you want plumbing hidden from sight, and you especially want the sewer line that removes the wastewater from the drains and toilets kept hidden.

There’s one problem with this arrangement, however, which is that it makes it harder for you to recognize that the sewer line is damaged or blocked until it starts to cause serious issues like sewage backing up into your basement or crawlspace. You don’t want to be in that kind of unsanitary and unlivable conditions, and any repairs you may need at that point will be more expensive than they would’ve have been if you caught them early. In some situations, you may only need sewer line cleaning with hydro-jetting to solve the issue.

There are warning signs to watch for that will tell you it’s time to call for professional service for your sewer line in Clovis, NM.

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