Most Common Causes of a Block Sewer Drain

The amount of stress and responsibility that comes with owning a home can become quite overwhelming at times. As a homeowner, you will have to maintain and keep up all repairs that happen inside of your residence. One of the most confusing and potentially damaging repairs that you may encounter is a blocked or clogged sewer drain. This problem can be caused by a variety of different things and should only be fixed by a professional. Here are a few of the most common causes of blocked drains in Swindon home.

Foreign Objects

One of the most common causes of a blocked sewer drain is the presence of foreign objects. The sewer system is you home is only designed to take in water and toilet tissue, which means that any other objects put in the toilet and flushed can cause major problems. Diapers and paper towels are some of the most common culprits that can clog the drains in your home. The only way to remove these foreign objects is by having a professional clean and flush your sewer lines. The longer you leave these foreign objects unattended, the more damage they will cause.

Improper Garbage Disposal Use

Another common cause of clogged sewer drains has to do with the way that some people use their garbage disposal. The only thing that should ever go down a garbage disposal is small pieces of food because anything larger will cause clogging. Many people also have a tendency to pour their used grease down the garbage disposal as well, which will cause many problems over time. As the grease begins to harden, it will cause blockages in your sewer lines. If you avoid putting grease and other larger items down your drains, you will be able to avoid costly sewer repairs in the future.

The Root of the Problem

Yet another very common cause of a clog in your sewer lines is a root growing up through the line. Usually this problem is the result of poor installation of your sewer system and in order to have it fixed the line will have to be dug up and replaced. Ideally, the company that installs your septic system is supposed to remove all of the roots in the soil. You need to make sure that you work hand and hand with the team putting in your septic system to reduce the chance of this happening to you in the future.

Total Drainage Services (South West) Ltd are a team of professional and reliable drainage experts providing an array of beneficial services in Swindon and the surrounding area.

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