The Most Common Sewer/Drain Issues for Homeowners

Your Sewer & Drain system is a durable yet delicate network of sewage and water lines that connects from every fixture inside your home or business to the city or town line that ensures your home has a steady flow of water. These main lines then connect to a public dishcharge or septic tanks far away from your home or business.

It is essential that your sewer and drain system is kept in pristine condition, as any problem, whether minor or severe can spell disaster for your sewer/drain system as a whole, and may even lead to inconvenient and expensive repairs. Prevent major damage to your sewer & drains by thoroughly monitoring your pipes for early signs of problems.

Leaky Faucet

Though a leaky tap may not be high on a homwoners list of problems, the water loss could lead to a potentially higher water bill and increase overall damage to your pipelines or property, if the leak is dripping betwee the backsplash or, another unknown source. Call a professional to inspect the issue and make repairs, adjustments, or replacements as needed.

Clogged Shower Drain

Shower drains are easily clogged over time by dirt, oil, hair, shampoos, soaps, and foreign objects. These drains are also easily damaged by age, frequent use, and corrosion which all make it harder for the drain to function without getting clogged. When a shower drain gets blocked the water has nowhere to go and clogs up the bath or shower basin, which can cause flooding and water damage.

Clogged Toilet

Clogged toilets are caused by waste buildup and often occur as the result of flushing improper items such as paper towels, feminine hygiene products, and large amounts of toilet paper. Usually a plunger will do the trick but, in the case of large blockages or blocks in the U-bend of the pipe, a professional drain technician is needed to snake the drain, inspect for misaligned pipes, and make repairs or replacements on your sewer/drain system.

Under-Sink Pipe Leaks

These leaks are often caused by the pipe being knocked out of place or improper installation, both of which lead to pipe misalignment. These leaks may, however, also indicate a more severe sewer/drain problems such as holes, cracks, or fractures in the waterline. Be sure to properly inspect the pipes to determine if tightening, repair, or completed replacement is required. Leaks from a P-trap can be the result of loose connections, a blockage in the drainpipes or, in the case of a metal trap, corrosion. If you cannot locate the source of a leak it is advised to contact a professional to diagnose and determine the route cause of said leak.

Slow Flowing Water Pipe

Are your pipes flowing with a little less gusto than usual? It could be a sign of a blockage or underlying damage in your pipelines such as cracks, holes, or misalignment. Do a thorough inspection of your sewer/drain system and request a video pipe inspection from a professional to detect a problem in deeper areas of your sewer or drain system.

Trust the Sewer & Drain Experts

For over 37 years Boston Drain Company has provided diagnostics, sewer & drain cleaning, video pipe inspections, sewer line repairs, and preventative maintenance options to business owners and residents of Eastern Massachusetts & the Greater Boston Area. For any and all sewer & drain repair/service, call the experts at Boston Drain!

Not sure if you’re needing a full replacement or just a quick fix? For a free quote contact us today via our convenient contact form or call us directly at 617-265-8888!

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