As a homeowner, chances are you know you have to maintain certain appliances in your home, like a water heater, a furnace, even an air conditioner. What you may not realize, however, is how important it is to do the same for your sewer main.
In fact, you probably don’t even think about your sewer main at all, since it stays hidden deep underground and just works day after day to keep your home’s plumbing system running. Because of this fact, we often see many sewer mains that are poorly maintained and that exist in various states of disrepair. In many cases, homeowners don’t think about their main until there is a serious problem – like a sewer line clog.
Sewer mains should not be backing up more than once a year. If you find you are constantly calling in professionals to clear out the line, it’s probably worth the time and money to simply have the problem area dug up and the line entirely replaced.
Trust us when we say that we won’t choose the excavation and replacement option unless it’s completely necessary. If we find that your line will get by with a repair, we’ll use a technique called slip lining.
Slip lining is a trenchless (non-invasive) method of sewer repair by which a new sewer line is installed inside the existing one.
A vent stack is used to filter gasses away from a home or business, and is crucial to your indoor plumbing system. It normally runs inside of the walls of a structure and exits out of the roof.
In order for the plumbing in your home to drain properly, there must be a supply of air entering into the system. A vent stack is used to create an air supply to give the drains and toilets a smooth operation. Without a vent stack, flushing a toilet or pulling the plug on a drain would be a messy experience.
Because air enters the system through a vent stack, the fluids can drain smoothly and quickly. At the building drain system’s lowest point, the drain-waste vent is attached and rises up and out of the roof. Waste is removed from the building drain and taken to the sewer main.
Vent stacks are normally pretty maintenance free, but that doesn’t mean problems can’t arise. And when you have a vent stack issue, your plumbing is pretty significantly disturbed.
If your drains are gurgling or emitting sewer gas odors (that can be dangerous!), you’re definitely going to need a repair or replacement of your vent stack.
A Few Things You Should Know About the Process
If your sewer line is constantly backing up, it’s time to call in our team of replacement experts. Call The Twin Plumbers today!