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Common Sewer Issues in Raleigh, NC & the Surrounding Areas

Sewer issues can be a massive headache for homeowners. They can cause serious water damage, foul odors, and backed-up plumbing fixtures. You can rely on Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric for speedy sewer repair services in Raleigh, NC, and the surrounding area. Our highly trained plumbing contractors can figure out what’s causing your sewer issues and will fix it as quickly as possible.

Is your sewer line clogged or damaged? Schedule an appointment with a local plumber by calling (919) 298-2105 in Fayetteville or (910) 822-2866 in the Triangle today.

Common Sewer Issues

All homeowners should know about a few common causes of sewer issues. Typically, sewer problems are caused by tree root infiltration, corroded pipes, clogged sewer lines, and shifting soil. We’ll review these factors and explain how they affect your sewer line.

Split drainage pipe caused by infiltration of tree roots

Tree Root Infiltration

As the roots of your trees grow, they move toward sources of water and nutrients, such as your sewer line. The tree roots may find weaknesses in your sewer line and break through, causing severe leaks. They could also trap debris and create clogs that lead to your sewer line bursting. You likely won’t be able to spot the tree roots on your own, but fast-growing trees and high water bills may indicate tree root intrusion.

Corroded Pipes

Do you have discolored water or rust-colored flakes coming out of your tap? Your pipes may be corroded. Pipe corrosion is common for homes that use galvanized steel piping. Sewage produces hydrogen sulfide gas, which oxidizes within the sewer piping. Then, sulfuric acid weakens the pipes until they crack.

Clogged Sewer Lines

If your toilet is frequently clogged or your showers and tubs are draining slowly, you may have a blockage in your sewer line. Hair, debris, grease, or even soap and shampoo buildup can clog your sewer line. Tree root infiltration can also cause sewer line blockages. These blockages can be removed with help from a plumbing contractor with hydro jetting equipment.

Soil Shifting

Over time, the soil surrounding your sewer line piping will shift. Heavy rain, erosion, temperature, and moisture level changes usually cause the shift. Shifting soil can bend or misalign your piping — or even uproot tree roots that could crack your pipes. Soil may also enter the pipes and form blockages.

If you’re looking for sewer line repair services in the Raleigh, NC, area, schedule an appointment by calling our Fayetteville office at (919) 298-2105 or our Triangle office at (910) 822-2866 today!

Why Choose Blanton’s for Sewer Repairs?

If you’re dealing with sewer line issues, don’t wait to get help. Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric team is ready to handle any necessary sewer repairs. With over 70+ years of experience, we have the skills and knowledge to find the source of your sewer line damage and fix it quickly. Plus, we’re available 24/7 for plumbing emergencies.

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