Maintaining the good condition of your pipe system is essential to prevent your sinks and drains from malfunctioning. All of your home’s plumbing lines are all interconnected into a single central mechanism known as the sewer line.
Similar to your clogged drains, a sewer line within a household can become faulty, which may cause major damage to your property through flooding. And since this line is also linked to a more extensive sewer system of a city, keeping it clean is a must. It is also the reason why drain cleaning services are becoming more popular as it can prevent unwanted odors, as well as the accumulation of random debris.
However, maintaining a sewer line is not an easy task. Sewer lines can be quite tricky to locate, especially if you just purchased a new house. It can be found in one of its most common locations – the basement, garage, or the lawn. Doing this might require you to seek professional help, as you might need special tools, in order to prevent doing any damages upon searching. But in case you wanted to do it yourself, be ready to take extra precaution, as digging underground can be very difficult even for some experienced plumbers. Apart from potential damages, sewer lines are possibly filled with stuff that could produce toxic fumes, endangering you and your family’s health.
If your home’s sewer line is not buried deep enough, you might be lucky to spot one of its parts sticking out of the ground, saving you a lot of time of searching. But this is not always the case, as many people are still facing trouble when searching for their sewer lines. In case you want to learn more about finding your sewer line, take a look at the infographic below brought to you by Mr. Rooter.