Why Do Sewer Mainlines Fail

Have you ever had a sewer mainline die on you? Do you know what can cause that? In this video, we’re talking about why sewer mainlines fail. We’ll go over the different kinds of pipes you run into and the problems each one can face. We’ll also have some fun and go off the rails a little.

Sewer mainlines shouldn’t need any maintenance to do their job. That’s because they’re designed to use gravity to get wastewater away from your home. If you need to clear out your basement drains often, there could be a problem further down.

A lot of times, those problems start with an older pipe. Age can break anything down, and sewer mainlines are no exception. And depending on the materials used for your home, your pipes don’t even need to be that old to fail. We go over some of those materials in the video.

A big cause of sewer mainline failure, regardless of material, is the ground settling. Because your sewer pipes are gravity-fed, they need to stay at a constant slope to do their job. If the ground settles, those pipes could form a low spot called a belly. That belly can catch solids flowing down the pipe and cause them to build up until the water can’t get past. It can also spread the joints of a pipe and let roots work their way inside.

In the video, we talk about a few more ways a sewer mainline can fail. If you think your sewer mainline might be having problems. Any Hour Services would be happy to help. One of our drain technicians can help clear a blockage or send a camera down to see what’s going on. Then they can let you know what options are available for you. You can give us a call or schedule an appointment online.

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Author: Nathanael Stuver
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Sep 1st 2022

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