Most Common Sewer Problems

When a sewer line is having problems, it can cause major damage to your home plumbing system. Here is what to look out for!

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As the longest drain, your sewer line is critical to your home’s plumbing system. Sewer lines are often forgotten because they do not frequently cause plumbing problems, but when they do, it is important to understand the issue and find a solution quickly to avoid expensive repairs and damage to your home. Here are some common sewer line problems to look out for.

Tree Root Growth

Whether you like it or not, your sewer line is an ideal spot for tree roots to grow! Underground roots migrate toward the moisture and water in your pipes and can break their way in, causing clogs and damage. Tree root growth in pipes is one of the most common sewer problems. Check out our blog post to learn more about signs of sewer line tree root growth.


Clogs due to materials building up over time can cause your sewer line to back up and have dirty water flow into your home. Sewer backups need to be resolved right away to keep the water in your home clean and prevent your family from being exposed to wastewater.

Pipe Corrosion

Your sewer line and underground pipes wear down over time due to water flow and exposure to the outdoor elements. Weakened pipes have a greater chance of breakage and leaks, which can lead to water damage and flooding in your home or yard.

If you think your sewer line may be experiencing one of these common issues – give us a call! Our team of licensed plumbers will conduct a sewer line video camera inspection to show you precisely what is going on down there. We recommend scheduling a camera inspection every 3-5 years to prevent small problems from turning into larger issues over time. For more information on solving sewer line problems, check out our blog post too!

Tips for Preventing Springtime Clogs and Backups

The accumulation of debris, such as leaves and sediment, over the winter months, can worsen these issues, making it essential for homeowners to take proactive measures to protect their sewer lines.