There are many reasons your sewer could be damaged. The reality is, sewage problems are the ultimate worst to deal with. In fact, they can be incredibly costly as well as just plain gross to handle. As a result, understanding how to prevent sewage issues and understand what could be harmful to your sewage systems can be incredibly helpful to avoid future turmoil and headaches. Here are some of the key causes of sewer damage and what you need to know about it.
Annoying tree roots could be causing sewer problems for your home. In fact, tree roots are typically attracted to the fertilizer found in your sewage water which is why they tend to cause issues as they grow into your sewage system. Don’t have your own trees in the yard? It could be a neighbor’s tree roots that end up wreaking havoc on your sewage system.
Any Physical Obstructions
Internally, clogs are a top issue when it comes to your sewage system. In fact, weird things like paper towels, cooking grease or menstrual products could end up causing damage to your sewage system and costing you a fortune in the long-run. Be mindful of what you throw in the toilet as it could come back and leave you with a real mess to clean up.
Another problem that could wreak havoc on your sewage system would be rodents. In fact, rodents typically loosen joints of a sewer system leaving it less secure and unable to work properly.
Regular Wear And Tear
Unfortunately, sewer systems will undergo significant wear and tear over the years. In fact, after many years of regular usage, your sewer system is likely to show significant signs of wear and tear, leading to some damage. As a result, it’s important to take proper care of your sewage system and ensure it works effectively and efficiently year after year. This way, you won’t be surprised when your sewage system may need to be replaced after too many years of severe wear and tear. Being mindful of properly maintaining your sewage system is key to a long lifespan of your sewer.
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