If you would like to know more about inners of your home sweet home, please read it. Homeowner usually happens to repair sewer drain line once or twice in 50 years, however, it all depends on many factors. *These numbers are average.
Drain repair is a process of repairing or changing part of the sewer drain due to various issues. Most common of them are tree root intrusion
, grease or mineral build ups, blockage from foreign object
(things like wet wipes, cotton swabs, diapers ans etc. do not break down in the water and cause blockages in the main drain pipe if flushed), and aging problem.
If the basement drain backups sewer waters (common occurrence during heavy rainfalls), that does not mean main pipe needs repair. Also two things may happen during rainfall: sump pump failure or you do not have installed sump pump. Sump pump prevents water flooding when the underground water level is critically rising. It pumps out all excessive water. But what often happens is that rainfalls lead to electricity outage, and sump pump needs power in order to work. In such cases we have sump pump battery backup. You could learn more about it here > basement flooding subsidy program
by following the link.
If there is a sewer backup
in the basement, which is a result of overflowing municipal sewer drain and you do not have Backflow Valve installed at your house, the sewage water would flow into the premises. Backwater valve created thus sewage water exiting the property freely, and when the backflow is coming, it shuts it off, preventing sewage flooding in the basement.
How would you know if something is wrong with the main drain line?
- After using water in your house wastewater back-ups into your basement.
- Water is pooling in the basement shower drain.
- Slow Drainage in more than one drain, especially lower level of the house.
- Foul odor/ smell from the drain.