The Top Causes of Leaks
One of the most common issues that plague homeowners is pipe leaks. These are not just unpleasant; they can also be expensive. NuFlow St. Louis offers sewer repair, trenchless sewer replacement, and drain cleaning in St. Louis, MO. The most common causes of a leaking drain pipe include the following:
1. Tree Roots
A tree's root system can grow several feet into the soil, spreading out along a sewer line. These roots need oxygen and water to survive, so they will sometimes grow through the cracks in a pipe line to reach these resources. They can easily cause a leak or even completely disrupt your sewer line. Our drain cleaning services, particularly hydro jetting, can be used to remove the roots in your sewer line.
2. Severely Clogged Pipes
If your soil is particularly dense or you have other drain issues such as tree roots, grease buildup, or another problem, your pipes may become severely clogged with debris. This will prevent water from flowing properly and possibly cause a sewage backup in your home. If you notice a clogged drain on your property, call a professional right away.
3. Wear and Tear
The pipe line has a small bend called the "U-bend," where sewage and water join. This is where your drain line meets the line. This can wear down over time, causing sewage to leak or even wholly clog up the whole pipe. Regular drain snaking services can help prevent this from happening.
4. Faulty Installation
If the installation was done improperly, or if the pipe is too small for your home, the sewer line may break or leak. A drain cleaning company will be able to locate this problem and repair it as soon as possible.
Preventing a leak through sewer repair, inspection and maintenance will keep your home safe and your budget in check. For quality repair and leak detection services, look no further than NuFlow St. Louis. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.