The plumbing in your home consists of fresh water lines as well as sewage and waste drainage pipes, but both systems need to work properly for a healthy household. A plumbing professional is can repair and clean the lines; plumbers can also install new appliances in your home that use plumbing lines or gas components. Here are some examples of plumbing repairs and maintenance projects to keep your home's plumbing system working exceptionally well.

Repair a Drain Clog 

A drain clog in your home's sewer lines is usually an inevitable problem that will need quick attention in order to restore your home's plumbing system. A clog can build up over a period of time until it moves from slow-flowing to a complete blockage. It can also come on quickly when, for example, you overload your kitchen sink disposal with starchy vegetable peelings. 

After you have done all you can to try to dislodge the clog, whether you use a plunger or an at-home sewer snake, you can call in professional plumbing services. Your professional plumber can investigate the line to make sure it is not pipe damage, then locate the clog and use a sewer auger or hydro-jet sprayer line to clean out the line and clear the blockage.

Replacement of Your Sewer Line 

When your home's sewer line becomes cracked or damaged, it is going to seep sewage and wastewater into the surrounding areas, whether they are inside your home or within the soil of your yard. Either option is not a good situation, and you should have any sewage leaks repaired as soon as possible. Sewer gases are toxic and can leak into your home from a broken sewer line, so it is important to recognize them and repair them quickly. 

Watch for signs of sewer line cracks, which can include slow-flowing drains, sewer odors, gurgling in the sewer lines, and repeated line clogs. A professional plumber will be able to look into your sewer line to determine what is causing the problem and repair the line. Many times your sewer line will be damaged or collapsed because of the age of the pipe or because the surrounding soil has shifted or settled. Once your line is replaced through an optional trenchless repair, you can enjoy your new freely-flowing durable sewer line that will last for decades.

For more information on these or any other plumbing maintenance or repairs, contact a plumbing service in your area.