A home will produce large amounts of wastewater, and the sewer line will typically be responsible for disposing of this water. This places a priority on protecting this part of the plumbing to avoid costly and disruptive problems that may commonly occur to sewer lines.
Be Mindful Of Common Threats To Sewer Lines
There are many common threats to sewer lines. For example, grease is one of the most common causes of problems as it will put the sewer line at a greater of clogging. These clogs are the result of the grease making a sticky residue that can eventually result in a total clog. Clogs from the materials flowing through the drains are not the only potential cause of problems. Earthquakes and severe erosion can also be damaging to sewer lines as it can lead to it suddenly shifting positions and developing leaks. Being aware of these threats will help you avoid them as well as recognize these issues when they start to develop.
Avoid The Sewer Line When Making Any Upgrades To The Yard
Whether it involves the placement of new plants, the installation of a fence or other major upgrades, it is essential to be aware of the position of the sewer line when these changes are being made. More specifically, the general area where it is located should be avoided. This is of special importance when installing plants. As the plants grow, their roots will spread, which can eventually lead them to the sewer line. Root intrusion is a major source of clogs as the root can fill pipes. If there are already many large plants in the vicinity of the sewer line, you may be able to prevent problems by placing a root guard around it. These devices are able to shield the pipe from roots so that intrusions can be avoided.
Know Your Homeowner's Insurance Coverage For Sewer Lines
New homeowners might assume that the local government will be responsible for repairing the home's sewer line. While your sewer line will connect to the local sewer system, it will not technically be a part of it. As a result, you will still be legally required to cover the costs of repairing damages and problems with this part of the plumbing system. Homeowner's insurance will often cover the costs of repairing the sewer line, but your specific coverage types and limits can vary. Reviewing this part of your insurance policy will help you to be informed about your coverage for when these problems do arise.
For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Walt's Plumbing.