Will a Sewage Pipe Blockage Work Itself Out?
A very common question asked of the experts at Eco Pump Services is whether or not a sewer pipe blockage can clear without intervention. The short answer is, yes. However, it is important to expand on the implications of ignoring a blockage in the hope that nature will take its course.
Without knowing the severity of a sewer line blockage, it is impossible to predict how the problem will progress. If you take that chance, there is a significant risk of facing sewage backing up into or around your property. It is therefore always better to err on the side of caution and hire a professional to carry out an inspection.
Tree Root Intrusion
In older homes, especially, tree root intrusion can cause a major sewer pipe blockage. In some cases, heavy roots can completely crush pipes, blocking off the flow of sewage. This is a serious issue that needs urgent attention.
The consequence of ignoring a major sewer line blockage is costly repairs in and around your property. If there are large root systems on or near your property, call Eco Pumping Services right away to book an inspection.
Other issues that can cause a sewer line blockage include household items and liquids. Grease poured down a sink or toilet will build up over time and prevent ordinary waste from flowing freely through the system. Feminine hygiene products are also likely to cause a blockage.
If water is backing up out of drains or there is a gurgling sound coming from waste water pipes anywhere on your property, it may point to a blockage in your sewer line. In some cases, you may detect the distinct odor of raw sewage.
Contact Eco Pumping Services today to discuss your concerns about a potential sewer pipe blockage. We provide services that include hydro jetting that can clear sludge and debris to keep your drainage system clean and functioning effectively.