Most people in Morris Plains don’t think a lot about their water or sewer line. But when something goes wrong with either one of them, you have a big problem on your hands. Educating yourself about these types of plumbing disasters can help you catch signs of a problem early.
Broken Water Lines
Water lines that come into a building can break at any time. Water lines can be caused by a pipe that froze during winter months, cracked and began to leak under the house, or perhaps a clog caused water pressure to build up to levels which finally made the pipe burst. When you first notice a broken pipe or a burst pipe, the first thing to do is turn off the water supply to the building to prevent additional water damage from occurring to surrounding structures and items. Then it is time to call the water line replacement experts at Resolve Rooter.
Broken Sewer Lines
Sewer lines can break for many of the same reasons as water lines. These include tree root infiltration, pipe corrosion, and extreme temperatures. Signs of a broken sewer line include a sewer smell, sewer flies, and damp spots in your yard. If you notice any of these signs, the best thing you can do is call a Morris Plains plumber who offers video pipe inspection services. They will be able to send a camera down your sewer line to determine the exact cause of the problem and the best way to fix it.
Another common plumbing disaster is frozen pipes. During the colder months of the year water in pipes can easily freeze and expand, leading to a broken pipe and eventually resulting in water damage. Preventing frozen pipes can be done through proper insulation of the areas surrounding where pipes are located, as well as insulating the pipes themselves. Extremely hot temperatures can also cause problems with pipes, so if you notice standing water on your lawn or drop on your water pressure during any time of year, call a plumber immediately to check for broken pipes.
Problems with Water and Sewer Lines
Pay attention to your Morris Plains plumbing system and help prevent problems with your sewer and water line. If one of these should occur contact Resolve Rooter and rest assured that help is on the way.