Heavy rains and shifting soil can crack old sewer lings. Leading to root intrusions, clogs, and eventual sewer line failure.
Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc on Sewer Lines
February will go down as one of the wettest months in the Bay Area. If you were pay attention to the news you would have heard numerous stories about mud slides, downed trees, or the whole downtown Capitola flood. Whenever it pours the phones light up with calls from clients with backed up sewer lines.
There are a lot of different variables that contribute to a backed up sewer line. During a torrential downpour saturated soil is usually to blame. Saturated soil puts additional pressure on the sewer lateral and allows the pipe to sink and shift. If the line is already infested with tree roots it only makes the problem worst and more likely. Once the line develops a crack or offset, mud and roots can quickly cause a major sewer stoppage.
With that being said, now is the time to be proactive instead of reactive! At Bellows we highly encourage our customers to have their drain lines inspected using our camera inspection methods. A drain inspection is a simple way to ensure that any potential causes for concern are addressed before the issue gets worse. A simple drain and sewer inspection will tell us if there are portions of your drain line that have been compromised by tree roots or offsets, which will make the problem even worse, if unchecked. By making repairs early we can usually prevent the line from suffering total failure.
If you’d like to get your sewer line checked out and determine if your sewer pipe is at risk of tree roots or cracks give us a call. We have qualified technicians in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Marin County ready to assist. Call 877-477-7151.
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