Sewer & Drains
I am not currently dealing with backflow so I am good right? We understand that wherever your wastes are going is not something that you are going to want to think about on a daily basis. The good thing is that you are not going to have to. That being said, the best way to deal with any type of issue is to prevent it in the first place. So, on this particular page, we want to detail our preventive work on sewers and drains, as well as, talk about what we will be able to do once you are facing an actual problem.
What Is The Difference Between A Sewage Problem And A Drainage Issue?
The first thing we need to do is be clear about what we are actually talking about. The sewers are the pipelines that serve an entire area. When you have a sewage problem we are usually dealing with a communal problem that could be originating in one particular building. A drain is what runs from your sink, shower, tub, or other fixture to the sewer. If you have a drain problem it is typically going to be an issue that is fully internal. More often than not this is a problem due to improper use of the facility or having the pipe get clogged up because of another reason.
Who Pays For Each?
Again to be clear we are talking about clogged sewer lines for the most part here. It can get really tricky. Since technically the city or maybe the private builder that is in charge of an area will be the one that is responsible for sewer issues. Usually, for sewer issues the local authorities are going to pay. Even if the problem let’s say is, within your property. It is actually a good idea to have insurance for these types of things. Just in case the city wants to blame you for damaging a public pipeline.
Both drain and sewer lines are going to require periodic inspections. Those certainly fall within the services that we offer. We would advise that you have us check these lines maybe once a year at the very least. More than that, if we are dealing with older equipment. Just to ensure that everything is running smoothly. It is also a great way to spot pipes that are having trouble and could be getting ready to burst. Before this happens, and you have a major problem on your hands.
Why Am I Getting Backflow?
The simple answer would mostly likely be that there is some sort of blockage somewhere in your drain or in the sewer line that connects to your private drain. As we mentioned, this can cause pipes to literally explode. The results of that are not pretty at all! Even if you see minor signs of backflow, you really should think about giving us a call. At least to provide an inspection. If not, to go-on ahead and replace the entire drain pipe.