Sewer Lines

Sanitary Sewer Overview

 

A sanitary sewer is the system of pipes used to transport human waste and greywater.  The sewer lines are part of the sanitary sewer system and are comprised of the drain lines, main line, and lateral line. 

 

 

Drain Line

 

  • Receive all waste and greywater discharged by a home’s plumbing fixtures such as toilets, tubs, and sinks and carries the waste to where is connects with the sewer line

 

Sewer Line

  • Removes waste and greywater from your home and carries it to where it connects to the main line

 

Main Line

  • The main line collects sewerage and greywater from multiple buildings and carries it to the sewage treatment plant

 

All plumbing fixtures and appliances that connect to the drainage system should drain instantaneously and without restriction.  To help ensure the free flow of greywater and sewage, GPS Plumbing, a full service plumbing company, offers a comprehensive and full set of drain and sewer line services.

 

Sewer Line Services

 

GPS Plumbing provides a comprehensive and complete set of sewer line:

 

Cleaning

  • We use specialized equipment that clears clogs and cleans the sewer line right down to its inner walls

Replacement

  • We replace sewer lines from the municipal main line to the home’s sewer line

Installation

  • We install new or replacement sewer line for new construction, repairs, renovations or remodels

Video Inspections

  • We run a video line down the sewer line to identify and determine the condition of the sewer lines (any clogs or obstruction, general condition, any leaks, breaks, ruptures, and more)

Repair

  • We repair sewer lines when cracked, broken, infiltrated with tree roots, have separated joints, or other defective conditions

Maintenance

  • We clean and inspect the sewer line at predetermined intervals to minimize any future plumbing disruptions

 

About Clogs

 

One of the most common sewer line problems is clogs.  A clog is an obstruction in the sewer line that inhibits or impedes the flow of sewage and greywater to the municipal sewer main.  When sewer lines clog or become partially blocked:

 

  • Their efficiency is reduced
  • Waste removal capabilities are significantly reduced or prevented
  • Wastewater and sewage backups into the home

 

The three warning signs of a sewer line clog are:

 

  • Multiple plumbing fixtures are backed up such as toilets, sinks, showers or bathtubs
  • Water is backing up in odd place when using plumbing fixtures or appliances
  • The is sewage and greywater at the sewer clean out location

 

A clog is a very serious problem that should be considered a plumbing emergency.  If you have a clogged sewer line, avoid or minimize the use of toilets, sinks, showers, and bathtubs until a professional plumber such as GPS Plumbing clears the clog.  We are experts at clearing:

 

  • The most difficult sewer line clog regardless cause – tree roots, broken pipes or fitting for example
  • Any drainage related stoppage regardless of its location

 

To clear a clog we use a specialty-plumbing tool with a flexible steel cable and rotating cutting blade that spins through the sewer line/pipe.  This action cuts through the clogs and cleans the sewer line right down to its inner walls.

 

Need Help with Any Sewer Problem Contact GPS Plumbing

 

When you need help with a clogged sewer line, contact GPS Plumbing!  GPS Plumbing can quickly diagnose the problem, suggest a solution, and provide a fixed price estimate for the sewer line cleaning (i.e., clear clog), repair, or replacement.  We are sewer line cleaning, repair and installation experts and we provide superior sewer related services.