Sewer pipes are highly susceptible to cracking, clogging, and other damages that are caused by water –seeking roots that can work their way into the joints. Once roots take up residence inside of clay, cast iron and other commonly used types of sewer pipes, they can eventually weaken and destroy the existing sewer lines, causing sewage to back up into the home.
Many homeowners usually make the mistake of snaking the pipes to eliminate the problem, but this not only causes more cracks to develop, but it can actually increase the rate of root growth. Over time this results in even more advanced root growth and damage to the sewer system.
Raw Sewage is not only just a smelly mess to clean up, especially in a home environment, but it can also lead to big health problems if it isn’t taken care of properly. Studies conducted by the EPA on raw sewage have found that it can carry the bacteria from hepatitis and salmonella, to gastrointestinal problems and other infections.
It a sewer line becomes damaged, you could not you could end up with a sewage backup problem that causes potentially dangerous germs to back up into your tub, showers and sinks. For homeowners, and especially those with young children, it’s usually a disgusting and dangerous mess to have to clean up.
Our professional technicians at James Vito Plumbing and Heating will conduct a complete inspection of your home sewer pipes to determine the cause of the issue, assess the scope of work and provide you with an estimate to fix the problem. Call James Vito Inc. for a free estimate on your sewer replacement today!