It’s the middle of the night, your toddler has woken up screaming from a bad dream, and your spouse is on a business trip out of town. You fumble around for your glasses and discover it’s not only a bad dream, but the sheets are wet, again. You usher your child into the bathroom to use the potty like a big kid and the toilet flushes. Except not only does the water not swirl obediently down the drain, it defiantly comes back up. Then with horror you realize that sewage is not only arising from the toilet but it is rising out of the bathtub and the sink, as well. Sooner than you can scream, “Calgon, take me away!” you know for certain that you are in the midst of an emergency sewer line repair nightmare.
Rest assured that the experts at Elk Grove Sewer and Plumbing can swiftly help you! We are available for emergency sewer line repairs any time, day or night. Although we’re not experts in potty-training toddlers – we are experts in determining the cause and facilitating the repair of your emergency sewer line repair emergencies.
So what are the culprits in the back up of your home’s drains? There can be a singular culprit, or multiple causes are to why you may need an emergency sewer line repair. There are usually three types of causes resulting in an emergency sewer line repair: environmental, human and the pipe integrity.
Environmental causes can be due to temperature or ground shifts. However, the most typical is tree root damage. Tree roots seek out water sources and find their way into leaking joints. Once this happens, then it’s only a matter of time until the joint is cracked open or roots start growing inside of your pipe line and debris gets trapped on them essentially backing up your sewer lines.
Human error can also be a cause. It’s amazing what people will flush down toilets, intentional or not. Anything that is not biodegradable and larger than the drain itself has no place being flushed and will result in a clog somewhere along the pipe.
The pipe’s integrity can also become compromised over time. Corrosion, breaking, or bending of the existing of the pipe in any way definitely are causes for replacement.
Emergency situations can seem daunting, but our experts at Elk Grove Village Sewer and Plumbing can efficiently help you get to the root of the problem (pun intended) so you can get back to your normal routine as fast as possible. Count on us to help you resolve your sewer emergencies!