The functionality of the main drainage system has to be in correct operation. If the main source is experiencing any issue, it then could have serious impacts, on the other connected equipment too. Regular maintenance is the solution to avoid these problems. Each and every equipment requires regular upkeep if you wish it to work for a long time.
The same is the situation of the sewer and plumbing system. It’s the heart of the home. If there’s anything goes wrong with it, your home has come into a stand still. We won’t like all the dirty water and soil to come in your house. Thus, we must maintain the drainage and sewer system working properly. In order to avoid the issues, we have to first be aware of the issues and problems that we will be encountering along the way.
The major problems which a sewer system can encounter are:
Pipe Erosion: Over the time, drainage pipes can begin to rot. Such pipes are usually really durable and also have longer lasting life. But these pipes are generally set up many years ago and many of these must have reached the conclusion of their lifespan. Natural occurrence, the substances that pass over the sewage, and so forth are the factors behind the rotting of the pipes. The pipes begins weakening as it becomes old. It could rust or de-scale which results in pipe thinning and finally, the pipe would fail.
Root invasion: As sewer pipeline is found below the ground, it is close of tree roots. The particular roots are attracted on the water source and also the sewer line is loaded with water and nutrients. So, the roots start thriving towards the pipeline. They try to penetrate on the pipe and begin growing there. Once, the roots enter in the sewage line, they flourish there and completely obstruct the pipeline. This blockage is the primary reason of sewage line failure.
Obstructions on the pipeline: Tree root invasion isn’t the only reason behind the blockages in the pipe. Many times, we drop anything in the pipeline, that leads to a major blockage in the pipeline. So, we must be mindful as not throw any solid waste including, plastic toys, sanitary items, baby diapers, etc. in the drainage line. Along with this, the pipeline also gets clogged due to the collection of the grime overtime in the pipe. Sometimes, the substances that flow over pipes often gets stuck. And so they stay there. As time passes, this grows so much that it blocks the pipe completely. Eliminating those sticky substances is difficult.
Destruction to the pipeline: The sewage pipeline has to withstand lots of things and that’s the reason for the damages to it. Staying below the ground, the sewage pipeline can get destroyed through the natural happening. The changes in seasons can make the soil to move and this move causes a pipe to crack, drip or perhaps burst. Furthermore, if something sharp or hard flows in the pipe, it can do huge destruction to the pipe and cause leaks.
The above mentioned problems might not induce any instant damage, however when they cause any destruction, it will be serious. So it is always best to be on guard and also to check on a regular basis.
Article written by Andrew Ellis from www.luvbathrooms.co.uk experts in home improvement and bathroom renovation ideas for all bathrooms, gig and small to suit any budget.