It’s a fairly common occurrence for a sewer line to break,especially in the Southeast. Often times it’s a minor gash or cut that gets ignored until the problem gets worse and the homeowner has to come out and get it repaired. Typically,people won’t call a plumber unless they are very serious problems with their sewer line. However,if you are experiencing a serious break in your sewer line then it is very important that you go to the plumber immediately. Here are some reasons why:
The sewer line breaks usually occurs due to either a foreign object blocking the pipe or a foreign substance being introduced into the pipe. If this is the case you will most likely have to cut away at the pipe before you can repair it. A plumber can usually remove foreign objects such as coffee grounds and other small objects from the pipe,so this should be the first step in sewer line repair.
Another reason why a plumber will need to cut away at the pipe is when they are attempting to install new piping. Sometimes this is necessary when they simply cannot access the inside of the pipe. Once you have contacted a plumber and they have been able to access the pipe they can perform the needed repairs and provide you with the plumber’s contact information.