A clogged sewer line or damaged water line can be one of the most aggravating problems you will ever face as a home or business owner. There are plenty of things that can block, restrict, or damage a water or sewer line. A build up of grease, waste, foreign objects or fibrous waste (i.e. paper, corn cobs, celery, cloth, etc.) can restrict proper flow, causing your sewer line to back up or, in some cases, collapse and break. Shifting soil or freezing temperatures can cause pipes to crack or collapse. Over time, your sewer and water lines will deteriorate. Pipes will corrode and pipe seals will break.
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Damaged Water and Sewer Lines
A common cause of sewer line blockages, drainage problems, and cracked lines is root intrusion. Roots from trees enter the sewer line, grow and expand to fill up the pipe with a hair like mass that acts as a wall. This wall will act as a barrier that catches waste as it leaves your home. As the build up collects more and more waste, the flow of water will find the weakest point in the pipe to push through. Cracked pipes can cost you hundreds of dollars a month on your water bill as the water leaks into the ground.
The most common cause of water line problems is due to improper installation or the use of substandard building materials. These materials deteriorate faster and shift easier under settling ground. Settlement can naturally occur, but is most often due to improper installation or bad ditch preparation during initial installation. Sub-standard materials are more susceptible to these problems. Sewer and water lines have to be installed at a specific degree of elevation to ensure that waste or water will flow properly. If the ground isn’t secure after being dug up, it can allow the line to settle in a way that makes the line develop a “belly”. This belly weakens the line and makes it much more susceptible to damage. At Cottrell & Co., Inc. Plumbing, Heating and Air, we use a higher grade material where the density of the pipe will prevent most roots and settlement.
All of our technicians are Master Plumbers, which means you will always receive the highest caliber of craftsmanship and knowledge available in Columbia, SC. We stand by our work and warranty our water line installation and replacement services for 20 years. We offer 24 hour emergency services and our phone is always on! Call us today with any water line replacement, repair, or installation services you may need.
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