Slow flowing drains can be an irritating issue and there are a variety of things that can cause this problem. For instance, a sink can drain slowly when the pipe trap gets clogged and showers often hold water when the drain fills with hair. However, if all the drains are running slower than normal, then the problem could be in the main sewer line. Sewer lines run between the building and the municipal connection and they can get broken, filled with plant roots or block by a massive clog. Sewer repair in Martinsburg WV can restore those slow drains by fixing these issues.
In most cases, the first step is examining the pipes. This is done with a tool known as a video snake. The video snake is very similar to the pipe rooter. It uses a long, flexible cable with a camera attached to the end. Accessing the interior of the pipe requires the plumber to locate the access vent or remove the toilet closest to the sewer pipe. There are several things the plumber will look for during a Sewer Repair in Martinsburg WV such as cracks in the pipe wall and loose fittings.
Sometimes, the sewer pipe is extremely dirty and this can make it difficult to see properly. Cleaning the pipe with a water jetting system can remove most of the gunk and should eliminate any major blockages. Water jetting or hydro-jetting will cut away roots if the pressure is strong enough, but root problems often require more work because of the damage that they can cause. The plumber should ask about this service before using it because it usually involves an additional fee.
The best way to eliminate a damaged pipe depends on the problem. Small breaks in the line and loose fittings can be repaired with a quick fix known as the trenchless sewer repair. It gets its name from the fact that the repair does not require digging a trench to complete the task. A trenchless sewer repair uses a sleeve inserted inside the sewer line. Unfortunately, the trenchless repair is not as durable as replacing the pipe, but it is less damaging to the lawn. Contact us for more details and eliminate those drainage problems.
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