Many homeowners in the Hudson County & Bergen County NJ area will need help diagnosing and repairing their clogged sewer line. To help you prevent getting a clogged sewer line, here are the three main causes for one:
Main Causes for a Clogged Sewer Line
A Clog: Just like your drain pipes, your main sewer line can become clogged and can cause sewage backups in your home. If it is just one toilet, sink or tub that seems to be giving you a problem, it may just be a clog in that drain. But if every flush creates a sewage backup in your home, you likely have a clogged sewer line. Most sewer clogs can be prevented with regular maintenance and proper use of your drains. Here are a few tips that will help keep your sewer line clear.
- Don’t use your toilet as a waste basket – Flushing facial tissues, napkins, diapers and other waste down your toilet creates clogs.
- Use your garbage disposal intelligently – Avoid dumping large quantities of anything down your garbage disposal that can become lodged within your sewer line.
- Don’t pour grease down your drain – Grease and fat, although liquid when poured down your drain, can harden within your plumbing, collecting debris and creating a stubborn clog.
Tree Roots: Another common cause of a clogged sewer line is tree roots. Even if the area directly above your sewer line is free of trees, roots from a neighboring yard could be the cause of your sewer problem. Tree roots can cause a couple of problems for your sewer lines – they can grow into the pipes and cause holes and blockages or they may wrap around your sewer line and crush it.
Broken or Collapsed Sewer Lines
If your Hudson County NJ area home is older, your sewer backup could be caused by broken, cracked or collapsed lines. Although plastic sewer lines have now become the norm, older homes were built using cast iron and clay piping that can break down over time and create sewer problems.
Don’t Make the Same Costly Mistake Most Homeowners Make
Don’t reach for what you think might be a cheap and easy fix, such as store bought chemicals to treat what may be a clogged sewer line. These harsh chemicals can damage your plumbing pipes and sewer and result in making a simple fix a more costly repair. Licensed Professional sewer and drain cleaners also offer simple, low-priced treatment options which use enzymes instead of harsh chemicals that can often solve and prevent future problems.
Need Professional Services for a Clogged Sewer Line?
Richie ‘D’ Drain Cleaning, LLC offers professional drain cleaning service to the Bergen County and Hudson County area. Some service towns include North Bergen, Harrison, Hoboken, Union City, Jersey City, West New York, Hackensack, Rutherford, Lodi, Englewood, Bayonne, and many more. For more information, contact us at (201) 583-9339 or visit our website.