There’s nothing worse than having your plumbing backup or overflow. The source of the problem could range from damage to the main drain lines to a buildup causing a blockage. There’s also the possibility that your pipes are decaying as they age. A qualified plumber can inspect an overflow problem and perform plumbing repairs to ensure it doesn’t happen again in your Sun City West, Arizona, home.
The Pipes Are Decaying
Sewer lines are likely to decay as they age, especially when installed improperly. Ground heave could put holes in the pipes as well. Anytime the pipes break or become misaligned, a blockage of some sort will occur as dirt and roots enter the pipe. This can quickly lead to water overflowing through your home’s floor or shower drains.
Too Much Slime
As body soaps, gels, toothpaste, and lotions make their way through your piping, a slime film will build up inside of it. The more slime, the harder it is for water to make its way through the pipes. Proper installation and the type of piping installed are key to reducing buildup and preventing overflows.
A Foreign Object Is Stuck in the Piping or Drain
When plumbers are called in to repair an overflow issue, they often find foreign objects stuck in the piping. Even flushable wipes aren’t actually as flushable as people believe, and they can cause overflow problems. As the pipes make their way through the drain hole and piping, they can easily get caught on sharp edges. As more and more of them get stuck, they end up blocking the water flow.
Plumbing snakes and drain cameras are commonly used to address overflow issues. A camera makes it easy to see where the problem is stemming from when the plumbing snake doesn’t fix the overflow. Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing specializes in quality plumbing installation and repair services. Contact us today by visiting our website or giving us a call at 623-201-5118.
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