Main Causes Of Sewer Clogs

Sewer Clog

Sewer clogging means blockages in your drainage system, which cause your water not to drain properly, resulting in frequent back-ups. Sewer clogging is a common problem, especially within the urban area’s drainage systems.

There are multiple reasons for clogged sewer lines such as debris, tree roots, broken pipes, improperly plumbed fixtures, etc.

Let’s discuss some significant causes of sewer clogging:

  • Broken pipeline

When a line is broken, the sewage won’t be able to properly drain through the system—leading to immediate and frequent backups.

  • Pouring Grease Down the Drain

Many people don’t give much thought about what they pour down the drain. Pouring grease, oil, or other fats down a drain is never a good idea. When grease or oil cools off and becomes solid, it sticks to your pipes leading to sewer clogging. Pouring hot water cannot solve this.

  • Non-Biodegradable Waste

This type of waste is a major cause of sewer line clogging. Avoid putting Non-Biodegradable things in the toilet, and you will avoid those troublesome clogging issues.

Examples of Non-Biodegradable wastes are human hair, plastics, paper towels, most baby/toilet wipes, sanitary products, etc.

  • Due to Sagging (Pipe Bellies)

Sagging happens in a pipe long run. Low spots in the line will begin to collect wastes resulting to repeat blockages. If sagging is present in your sewer line, then it may be another significant cause of clogging.

If your central sewer system is blocked, it may have a huge impact on the whole sewer system. Clogged sewer lines can cause very costly damage. These damages can lead to repairs or replacements. Getting your main sewer line regularly checked and maintained helps in avoiding far more serious clogging problems in the future. Need a plumber to help you with sewer clogs?

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