Clogged Pipe? Slow Drain?
Clogged Drains & Slow Drain Issues
Are you experiencing slow or clogged drains in your Eden Prairie home? When water goes down your drain without any problems, that’s good, and that’s exactly how your plumbing is supposed to work. But of course, when it’s not draining or a smell is coming up out of your pipes, that’s definitely bad and indicates you have a problem.
So-called ‘flushable’ baby wipes, feminine products, cooking fats, and oils are the most common causes of clogged drains. Flushable wipes can easily catch on jagged edges inside the drainage system and quickly create a build-up that will create a slow drain or even worse, a clogged drain.
Sewage Line Issues
There are many areas that might be a potential problem for smelly pipes, and some of them may require only a simple DIY fix, while others will need a professional.
In some cases, your sewer line may have a ventilation pipe and this pipe is simply blocked, not allowing gases to escape.
Clearing out leaves, a bird’s nest, or other blockage is usually enough to fix these types of issues.
If the problem goes deeper than that, to your sewage line itself, this may be a bigger issue.
Something may be blocking your sewage line, meaning that the smell is just a symptom of a much bigger problem.
Your sewage line may have a break in it, and it is this leak that is causing a bad smell to trackback. In these cases, you’ll need an expert to thoroughly inspect the line to track down the nature of the problem.
Tree Roots In Your Sewer Lines?
Trees can also be a frequent cause of a blocked or slow drain. Their roots can spread, bearing downwards and applying pressure directly into and onto pipes, penetrating the smallest cracks or failed seals. Over time, the pipe may fracture and break leading to leakage of unpleasant contents to the surface. It can even lead to soil contamination.
No Fat Please
Pouring oil and fat down the kitchen sink seems harmless but fatty substances like shortening, lard, and pork grease only flow easily when they are heated. As the liquid fat mixture starts to cool, it hardens and starts to build up. Before you know it there’s a block of cold, congealed fat through which nothing can pass. You then have a blocked drain or a slow drain.
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