Why It’s Important to Fix Sewer Line Leakage under a Home’s Foundation

Fix leaks today with sewer line repair by professional, local plumbersA damaged sewer line under the foundation of a home can cause structural damage and expose homeowners and their families to various health problems. It is important to call Oceanside Plumbing and Rooter if you suspect sewer line leakage under the foundation of your house. We can help contain the leakage under the foundation of your house so that it does not become an environmental or health hazard.

Why Sewer Lines Break

Several factors can cause sewer lines to break including tree roots, rust, the weight of the house on the sewer system, and oxidation. Older steel and iron sewer pipes rust and corrode with time, especially when exposed to humidity for a prolonged period. Clay pipes are susceptible to damage from tree roots that seek dampness. When heavy devices are placed on your backyard or on the ground above the sewer line, weak and older sewer lines can be damaged or crashed regardless of the material they are made of.

Confirming the Break Location

One of the most effective methods for detecting problems in sewer lines is video plumbing. This involves the use of a small camera at the end of a long cable to check problems such as leaks and cracks on sewer lines. Video camera plumbing enables both homeowners and plumbing technicians to see breaks in the sewer lines under the foundation of a house.

The Repair

For a broken sewer line to be repaired, the broken section of the pipe must be dug up. However, the foundation may need to be fortified before the sewer line can be replaced. Be sure to consult various contractors and compare their services and rates before hiring one. This strategy can help you make significant savings.

Sewer line leaks under the foundation of a home can cause many problems in the future. Unrepaired sewer leaks under the foundation of a house can cause damage to the foundation and structure of the house. Further damages caused by the unrepaired sewer break may make the repair more expensive.

At Oceanside Plumbing and Rooter, we can detect and repair sewer line problems under the foundation of your house and help you avoid the potential environmental and health hazards associated with damaged sewer systems. Call us today for a free quote.

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