Common Summer Sewer Problems

Published Date: June 17th, 2019 | Category: Sewer Repair

Summer is a wonderful time of year filled with family get togethers and fun in the sun. However, there is one type of problem that can put a huge damper on all this summer fun; sewer issues. While there is no good time of year to find yourself in need of sewer repair; summer is often a time when clogs are more likely to develop. As the experts in sewer repair for the Twin Cities, we would like to tell you more about summer sewer issues and how to solve the problem.

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Changing household usage and weather patterns are among a few of the reasons sewer lines are more vulnerable to clogging and damage during summer months. During the school year, families with school-aged children often gone during the day, return home for the summer and use the wastewater system. And, having more guests for parties and such means more members using the bathroom.

Severe summer storms are another cause for sewer repair in our parts. During the summer, storms are expected. However, in some cases they can be severe and lead to flooding or downed trees. When flash floods or prolonged periods of rain occur, it can put a strain on sewage systems. If the system cannot drain quickly enough, wastewater can back up into the drains in the home.

Tree roots are another cause of sewer damage. Most plants and trees grow at a greater rate during the summer months when water and sunshine are plentiful. Root systems can damage and clog underground pipes, especially if pipes have been weakened by rust. 

But, how do you know if your sewer is experiencing issues? For one, if the drains around your house are suddenly much slower to drain, or if a bubbling sound comes from the drain, there may be a clog. And if wastewater is backing up into the drain, an unmistakable smell will be present.

If you notice any of these telltale signs, you should contact an experienced, licensed plumber specializing in sewer repair like those at All Ways Drains. Once the location and degree of the problem is located, the plumbing professional can clear the line and restore your system to peak performance. 

Avoid sewer repair this summer by avoiding root growth, over-usage and other common causes for sewer damage. Have you been experiencing sewer issues this summer and are in need of sewer repair for your Twin Cities property? Call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.