Reasons that Hydro Jetting is Needed to Clear Sewer Lines
The sewer line that feeds into your septic tank plays an important role in keeping your system working efficiently. Unfortunately, that very same sewer line is susceptible to blockages. There are several potential causes of blockages in a sewer line that is designed to handle large amounts of waste.
As Eco Pump Services has discovered over the years, blockages are not always caused by sludge. When normal home or commercial waste is processed through a sewer line to a septic tank or the main sewer system, sludge can build up. Backup of sewage is typically slow and you may notice signs such as noises coming from toilets and pipes, gurgling water and a foul smell emitting from drains.
Other Causes of Sewage Backup
Other causes of sewage backups may include tree roots, weather debris and foreign objects in the sewage line. There are ways to avoid these issues that homeowners and commercial property owners should consider.
Drain covers that are designed to prevent outside debris from entering your sewer line are a money saver. Where possible, avoiding planting trees with deep root systems near a sewage line is recommended. If the sewer line is a direct feed from the property to a septic tank, the problem may stem from habits in the home or business.
Flushing foreign objects down a toilet or using sinks to get rid of grease are two common reasons for sewer line backups. Making rules about using these facilities correctly can reduce the chances of issues occurring. Toilets should be reserved for human waste and toilet paper. Avoid putting wet wipes in a toilet, and definitely do not flush solid objects.
If you do have a potential blockage in your sewer line, seek an inspection from Eco Pump Services. We can determine if there is a problem and provide Hydro Jetting services to remove the blockage.