What Causes the Main Sewer Line to Clog?

What Causes the Main Sewer Line to Clog?

Jan 20

Four Common Causes of Sewer Line Clogs

When you flush the toilet or turn your faucet on, do you ever wonder where it all goes? The answer is your main sewer line. While your home’s plumbing might not always be top of mind, you should still be cautious of what you flush down your drains. Small drain clogs are common plumbing issues, but if your main sewer line is clogged, a professional plumber’s help is required.

AAA Service Plumbing, Heating, & Electric will share four common causes of sewer line clogs and how to prevent this issue.

Tree Roots

Trees naturally send out roots in search of water and nutrients, but these roots can compromise the structural integrity of your sewer line or even infiltrate it completely. If you have trees near your home, they may be causing damage to your sewer line without you realizing it.

Grease and Oil

Pouring grease and oil down drains is one of the most common causes of clogs! These substances stick to the insides of your pipes and can build up over time, leading to a complete blockage. Always ensure you are disposing of grease and oil properly.

Flushing Non-Flushable Objects

Items such as paper towels, diapers, feminine hygiene products, and even wipes labeled as “flushable” can cause many problems for your main sewer line. Ensure you only flush toilet paper and human waste down your toilet.

Cracked Pipes

If one of the pipes in your main sewer line is broken or cracked, it can lead to debris entering the pipe, which will eventually cause a clog. If you suspect that one of your pipes is damaged, it’s important to contact AAA Service Plumbing, Heating, & Electric for sewer line repair as soon as possible. 

Sewer Line Services in Denver Metro Area

Is your main sewer line clogged? AAA Service Plumbing, Heating, & Electric’s Denver plumbers are the team you can trust with your sewer repairs. Call us at (720) 600-6150 or contact us online to schedule your service.