What Happens if You Don’t Have Your Sewer Line Cleaned Often Enough

What Happens if You Don’t Have Your Sewer Line Cleaned Often Enough


The sewer line is the pipe that extends from your home to either your septic tank or the city sewer main. All waste that passes through your home’s plumbing system will have to move through the sewer line on the way out of your home. It is a pretty important pipe, and it’s a good idea for you to make sure that it’s kept in good condition. One of the best ways to do that is to make sure that you schedule sewer line cleaning at least once every couple of years. If you don’t, you could be setting yourself up for all kinds of problems down the line. Let’s take a look at what can happen if you don’t have your sewer lines cleaned out enough.

Frequent Backups

Just like all pipes that handle waste, sewer lines can have waste build up on them over time. As the waste buildup on the pipe gets larger, it will restrict the flow of water through the line. This will cause much more frequent backups, which can contaminate pipes that are only designed to handle fresh water. Those pipes will be unusable until they’re flushed out.

Bad Smells

Waste buildup in the sewer line can also cause sewer gases to be forced back up through the plumbing pipes and into the home. If you have horrible smells rising out of the drains around your house, it may be because you have a blockage further down in your sewer line. This is especially true of the smells are coming out of more than one drain in the house. Getting your sewer line cleaned every couple of years should prevent this from happening.

Rooter Man offers comprehensive sewer line cleaning services throughout Troy, NY. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers.

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