Ew! What’s That Stench?!

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Is it the garbage can? Did someone go to the bathroom? Maybe it’s the litter box. Either way, something smells, and of course, you want to get to the bottom of it. But, have you ever considered that this unpleasant scent could be coming from your drainpipe? That’s right: problems with drains or sewer lines can end up leading to quite an awful scent!

But, why does this happen?

Well, there are plenty of reasons why you might experience a foul odor coming from one or more of the drains in your home, and below, we have listed some of these reasons for you. So, grab your nose plug and keep reading to find out more!

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How to Landscape Your Property to Protect the Sewer Line

Monday, September 21st, 2015

One of the biggest dangers to the sewer line that runs under your property—that vital pipeline responsible for taking the wastewater from your home and into the municipal sewer system—is trees and shrubs. An elm with spreading branches may look lovely on the front yard, but its deep-burrowing roots can end up as a disaster for the sewer line. Plant roots tends to move toward areas of warmth, moisture, and high nutrients, which often leads fast-growing roots right into the sewer pipeline. Root infiltration can lead to a blocked or cracked line and serious problems for a home.

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These Items Can Cause Clogging and Damage to Your Sewer Line

Monday, August 10th, 2015

We’ve written before on this blog about items that you must never put down your garbage disposal. We’re going to tackle a broader topic today: items that should never go down any of your drains or be flushed down one of the toilets. Any one of the following can lead to major problems in the sewer line leading from your home to the municipal system (or in some cases, to a septic tank) as well cause damage to a sewage pump. Clogs in the sewer line will cause huge issues in your home and require professionals to provide extensive sewer cleaning.

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Plumbing Repair Tip: Common Sewer Line Problems

Monday, April 29th, 2013

You rely heavily on your sewer line every day to support the disposal of wastewater out of your home and into your septic tank or municipal waste management system. While they are built to endure lots of use and abuse, there may come a time when you encounter a problem with your sewer line. If this occurs, there’s no need to panic. Simply get in touch with your local plumbing professional so that you can understand what your options are. For superior Orlando plumbing repair, including sewer line problems, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today!

While all homes are different, there are some common problems worth noting.

  • Tree root penetration: Tree roots exert incredibly amounts of force as they move through the soil beneath your yard. If you have many trees in the vicinity of your home, then your sewer line may be at risk of damage by their roots. As they slowly press against the exterior of the pipe, they may eventually crack, dislodge, or even penetrate the sewer line, which can cause leaking into the yard. A major crack may lead to foul odors and wet spots in your yard.
  • Collapsed pipe: Over time, soil density may shift in response to ground-moving activities in the area, or due to erosion. Occasionally, this will lead to shifts in the distribution of weight over your sewer line. There may be circumstances under which your sewer line collapses due to increased weight. In other cases, collapsed pipe is a combination of wear and tear and old age. Whatever the cause, a collapsed pipe not only leads to sewage leaks into the ground beneath your yard, it also blocks the passage of wastewater, which can lead to serious problems inside you home.
  • Clogs: Over time, your sewer line may eventually fill up with enough organic waste, gunk, grease, mineral deposits, and other waste to create a resilient clog. If you have never had your drains inspected or cleaned, then it’s a great idea to do so before a clog prevents your plumbing from operating correctly.

For more information about sewer line problems, or to schedule superior Orlando plumbing repair services, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today! 

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