As a homeowner or renter in an area that has a city sewer system, it’s important to know the basics about common sewer problems so that you are prepared if you encounter them. Chances are that if you live in one place long enough, you will see at least one of them, and responding quickly when you do can save you time and money.
If you are hooked up to a city sewer supply, then the most common problems you might encounter are:• Collapsed sewer lines
• Tree roots
For homes with septic systems, these issues can still occur when the lines running to the tank are compromised, but additional septic system maintenance may also be the root of the problem.
In the event of a sewage backup or other problems, the first thing to do is to call in an expert to evaluate the situation. If it’s a large emergency, then there is a chance that your insurance company will want to assess things firsthand. Otherwise, calling in a plumbing contractor with a strong local reputation is the next step. They will be able to let you know what kind of emergency you are dealing with and what it will cost to fully repair. To learn more about sewer maintenance in Carmel, click here.