Why Do My Home’s Sewer Lines Crack?

Home Sewer Lines CrackA number of different environmental factors can contribute to cracked sewer lines. Some of the most common include:

  • Tree roots. Roots are powerful and often reach out towards sewer lines in search of water, cracking those lines as they grow.
  • Blockages such as grease or foreign objects.  When a sewer line is blocked, the pressure that builds up behind the blockage can cause damage to the pipe.
  • Weather. On occasion, frozen ground causes sewer lines to crack.
  • Corrosion. Over time, the material from which sewer pipes are constructed will degrade, causing those pipes to crack and collapse.

If you are experiencing a noticeable decrease in flow when you flush your toilet and suspect cracked sewer lines may be to blame, it is important to hire a professional plumber with sewer line repair experience to examine the situation and make recommendations.

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Why Do My Home’s Sewer Lines Crack? was last modified: June 13th, 2016 by Contributor

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