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Decoding the Culprit: Common Causes of Sewer Line Clogs in Wisconsin Homes

Clogs in sewer lines are common problems, and as a homeowner, you should be careful to ensure it stays clear at all times. Backups in sewer lines can cause problems in your yard or basement, and that’s a mess you don’t want to clean up. 

If you notice some common signs of sewer line backups, call a professional plumbing company to scope the problem and suggest possible repair solutions.

Advanced Trenchless Solutions has put together a guide for common causes of sewer line clogs so you can be on the lookout for potential problems before they get worse.

Tree Root Invasions

Tree roots are a common cause of sewer line clogs. They are very persistent when they want to reach a water source, and sometimes, sewer lines get in the way. By pushing through your pipe, tree roots create cracks and continue to grow, blocking the pipe. If you notice sewer line problems worsening, the culprit could be invading tree roots growing larger over time. 

Thankfully, there are solutions to invading tree roots in your sewer line. One way to repair tree root clogs in sewer lines is by trenchless pipe lining. Pipe lining can repair cracks in your sewer line by drawing a new line through the existing pipe, which is a better solution than traditional sewer line repair. 

Aging Infrastructure

If you own an older home, your sewer line could be aging. Some symptoms of aging sewer line pipes include corrosion, cracks, scaling, and collapsed pipes. These symptoms can cause debris in your sewer line to create clogs that need to be cleared away. Unless these symptoms are taken care of to repair the line properly, you will continue to have problems. 

Pipe lining or pipe bursting are both options for replacing an aging sewer line. Unless you have very damaged Orangeburg pipes (used prior to the 1970s), these two options work well creating a new line for wastewater to travel to the sewer. Both solutions will last for decades, so you don’t have to worry about replacing your sewer line again for a long time, barring unforeseen circumstances. 

Improper Disposal Habits

If you are disposing of certain liquids or solids down your pipes, you could be causing blockages. Between your kitchen and bathroom, there are many things that should not be put down your pipes, as they can cause hard-to-clear clogs. 

In your kitchen, refrain from putting the following down your sink drain: 

  • Oil and grease

  • Eggshells

  • Coffee grounds

  • Bones

  • Rice and pasta

  • Flour

These items are either sticky or clumped together, which makes it very easy for clogs to form. As for your bathroom, do not flush: 

  • Paper towel

  • Feminine products

  • Cat litter

  • Hair

  • Diapers

The general rule for toilets is to only flush waste and toilet paper. Anything else can cause clogs in your lines, as it is not able to break down enough to move through plumbing lines. 

Trust Advanced Trenchless Solutions to Repair Your Sewer Line Clogs

When your home experiences a sewer line clog, it’s normal to feel frustrated. Instead of getting overwhelmed, make the call to Advanced Trenchless Solutions. Our experienced techs can diagnose and repair your sewer line problems, sometimes in less than a day! Our methods are trench-free, which means they are more cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions to sewer line repairs. 

Give us a call today at 844-513-4106 or schedule a consultation online!

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