Here, we try to explain the sewer system and how to prevent future problems with it. Insurance is a huge aspect here. A backed-up sewer contains a lot of bacteria. It needs professional assistance to clear it up. Hence, if you do not have insurance, it is recommended to buy one.
A typical sewer system is hooked up to a municipal sewer in most places. All the homes are connected with one main sewer line which usually runs under the street or an alley until it reaches a sewage treatment plant. The plant then cleans the wastewater, the result of which is clean water and can be put back into rivers, lakes etc. If there is an obstruction in the main sewer line, it can start to back-up and affect individual homes.
One major cause of sewer problems is tree roots. The roots of some types of trees grow through the joints of some of the older types of pipe such as clay tile. When the roots need water, they find it in the sewers. Once they’re in the pipe, solids catch up on the roots and create a blockage which needs to be cut out. In these cases, we can use a power auger with a saw cutting blade or a high-pressure jetter with different types of nozzles. Some nozzles have spinning attachments and using high-pressure water, are able to cut roots, grease etc. Grease, soap, oils, etc. can cause major problems in the sewer system. They can build up in the pipes and eventually close up the pipe entirely by reducing the inside diameter gradually.