Atlanta Sewer Line Repair & Replacement Services
A broken sewer line is something homeowners dread. Call 404-524-1825 today for professional Atlanta, GA sewer line repair & replacement services from Plumb Works Inc. Have you seen our latest selection of valuable coupons and exclusive online offers? Click here to view.
In most cases, your sense of smell lets you know that something is terribly wrong with your plumbing. Or perhaps your toilet bowl sounds like a gurgling monster. With decades of experience in the plumbing industry, trust Plumb Works Inc, the leading plumbing service provider in Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas.
Plumb Works Inc has been a family-owned operation since 1989. As a family owned company, we understand how important it is to keep your home safe and comfortable for the family. Plumbing emergencies, such as broken sewer lines can pose serious health risks, so we’re available after hours offering emergency repair services when you need it most. Receive fast, reliable service with fair, upfront flat rates. Check out a few of our customer testimonials here.
What Causes Sewer Lines to Break?
Many factors can lead to a broken or ruptured sewer line including:
Tree root penetration
Trees are a thing of beauty; however, their roots are trouble for any underground pipes. This is the leading cause of sewer line breaks. With regular household use, the temperature difference of the underground pipes and the surrounding soil causes condensation to form. Tree roots are always searching for a new source of water. It’s only a matter of time before the tree roots apply enough pressure to penetrate the pipe.
Corrosion of older pipes
In older homes, pipes were often made of galvanized steel or lead. These types of metal rust over time which compromises the overall structural integrity and may result in leaks.
Older pipes tend to have a lot of build-up in them consisting of caked-on minerals and dirt and household debris. Or perhaps tree roots have found a way in and have blocked the opening. Pressure can build up in severely clogged pipes causing bursting.
Ground shifting or settlement
Already weakened or older pipes are prone to breaking as the earth naturally settles under a house over the years. Sometimes nearby construction with loud ground vibrations may be the culprit.
Warning Signs of a Broken Sewer Line
The following red flags will alert you of a possible broken sewer line:
Unusual gurgling sounds
A telltale sign of a broken sewer line is loud gurgling noises after flushing the toilet. Another clear indication of a severe blockage is if water comes up another fixture after you flush, perhaps in a shower drain. Call a plumber immediately to prevent even more damage.
Raw sewage odors
Foul odors are one of the clearest signs of a sewer line problem.
Puddles on the lawn
You may have noticed water pooling on your lawn, or felt the soggy ground.
If it takes longer than normal for your sinks, showers, tubs and toilets to drain, a troublesome tree root might be blocking the pipe.
Let us help you restore your broken plumbing system. Call Plumb Works Inc at 404-524-1825 for emergency sewer line repair and replacement.