Sewer Lines & Excavation

Frederick MD Sewer Line & Excavation Services

Mount Airy Sewer Line Repair Experts Serving Frederick County, Columbia, Glenwood & Mid to West Howard County

Not all plumbing problems are caused by pipes, as a clogged sewer line can also by the culprit. A tell-tale sign that you have a clog in your sewer line is water backing up into your shower or tub. If you notice this happening, you should call your trusted Frederick MD plumber to handle the situation before it gets worse. One of the first steps to take to determine the nature of a sewer problem is performing a video camera inspection.

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Common Sewer Line Problems

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  • Tree roots: Trees and other shrubbery are always looking for additional moisture and will often burrow their roots into pipes through cracks or joints. If they do, the roots will block the flow of water and cause it to backup to the septic or town sewer system.
  • Broken or collapsed pipes: If your pipes are made of clay, they can erode or even collapse over time. If this happens, water won’t be able to flow out of your home and can begin to back up.
  • Corrosion: Pipes made of cast iron can start to rust and corrode after being in use for several years. This can cause the pipes to crack and cause water to leak either out of them or back into your home.
  • Clogs & blockage: When all the drains in your home begin to clog up at once, the problem is likely due to a clog forming deep in the sewer line. Sometimes sewer pipes will sag as they age and debris will clog up at the point where the curvature resides.

Signs Your Sewer is Clogged & Needs Sewer Line Repair

There are different types of sewer line repair that our professional Mount Airy sewer line repair professionals can quickly assess depending on your specific circumstances. If you notice any of the following you may need sewer cleaning or to repair the line itself.

  • Backed up drains. If you have one drain that is being slow then you just need drain cleaning. If the drains throughout your home are not emptying, this is usually a clear indicator that you need sewer cleaning.
  • Bad smells. Sometimes bad smells will emanate from the drain due to sewage remaining unmoved in the pipes. Look out for these smells in the basement or your lawn.
  • Standing water. Another place to look would be your sewer cleanout, where you will find standing water draining out if the line is clogged.
  • Toilet water level is inconsistent. What we mean is if one day your toilet bowl is almost empty and then another day it's more full, then your sewer line is likely affecting you plumbing appliances in ways it shouldn't.
  • Water fixture back ups. One system may begin overflowing with water while you are using another. For example, the toilet or sink will run over while you use the washing machine. For clogs that are not too severe, sewer cleaning through hydro jetting is sometimes the best solution.
  • An abundance of critters attracted to your yard. This is another indicator that you might have sewer water leaking from your sewer line into your yard. A squirrel here or there isn't what we're talking about. If your problem borders on the line of infestation, then contact our Mount Airy sewer line repair experts.

Knowing When to Replace Your Sewer Line

There are a few ways to determine if you need to totally replace the sewer line on your property. Since this task can be fairly intensive, it is important to be confident that it is the best choice for your situation.

Here are the major reasons that a sewer line needs to be replaced:

  • Older property: If your home has passed the 50 year mark, your sewer system is probably at its maximum lifespan.
  • Tree roots: Sometimes a rooter service will be sufficient to clear out roots from your lines. It depends on how much damage your pipes have sustained.
  • Foundation shifting: If you have had foundation repairs on your home, there is a chance that your pipes have been damaged.
  • Improper use: Sewers can break from flushing and draining solid items that will not break down in the pipes.

Is Professional Sewer Line Excavation Necessary?

While some sewer line problems can be solved without excavation, if the pipe needs to be replaced, it will have to be dug up in order to do so. You should always use professional excavation service to ensure the job is done right and safely.

Our Frederick MD sewer line repair and excavation team knows all the local and states excavation laws and uses the proper equipment to safely dig up the necessary pipes. If you try excavating on your own, you could easily hit a utility line and make the problem worse for both yourself and your neighbors.

If you’re in need of a sewer line or excavation service in Frederick, Maryland, call Reed and Son Services at 240-442-1408!

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