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It would not be at all surprising if your existing plumbing and sewage control system in your home is the very same system installed when the house was first under construction. Now, unless you are living in a home that is newly built or recently erected, the system in your home aged some, if not very old. In such a case, it may be time to have a drain repair Ottawa service technician come out and have a look at your system and if any necessary repairs will soon be required to ensure the integrity of your plumbing and sewage system.
Drain Repair Issues
A trained drain repair Ottawa professional is intimately familiar with the things that can, and do, go wrong with plumbing and sewage systems. One of the first issues that tends to arise is an issue with the sewer line or drain and difficult to handle clogs or, even worse, the backup of sewage! The expense of repairs is directly parallel to the type of damage your home incurs, if any, and what exactly needs replacement in the plumbing/sewage system to restore full integrity to the system in question. Factors influencing the potential costs you might face as a homeowner are below: This way you know what to expect when a drain repair Ottawa service technician comes into the home to give you a repair estimate.
The Source of the Problem
If you have a leak or break in the plumbing and sewage system and it is not found in the house, then there is a greater likelihood the issue is underground. If excavations are needed to make pipe repairs, this can, indeed, prove costly. In addition to paying for excavation equipment usage, labor costs, and the time it takes to dig up pipes, a home owner will also pay for the damage occurring to the property directly over the underground pipes. Landscaping will need repairs, and if the damage is beneath a patio, driveway or other solid structure needing special excavation, that part of the landscaping will also need repairs following the fixes made to underground pipe work.
Occasionally these costs can diminish, however, through trenchless pipe repair. You can speak to the Ottawa plumbing professional to see if this is a choice for you. If you need traditional excavations, the digging will need the use of heavy equipment and this will add to the cost of repairs significantly, not to mention the time it takes to complete the repairs necessary. The depth of the dig and cost of landscape repairs are something you will need to consider in terms of cost calculations.
The Cause of the Problem with Your System
There are several things that can cause a break in the lines of your plumbing and sewage system. Each break or cause of pipe disruption will call for unique repair measures. Of the common causes are:
- Tree root intrusion breaking through the pipes and causing a clog.
- Animals trapped inside one of the pipes or vents.
- Big clogs caused by fats, grease, hair, soap scum build up, and other food/debris/trash getting into the drains and causing potential clogs. Some clogs can be so bad that it ends up breaking the pipes.
- A sift in the earth can cause lines to dips and break.
- Corrosion can cause pipes to break at the joints.
The Amount of Property Damage You Might Face
The damage you might incur when a problem occurs with the plumbing and sewage system can go far beyond the costs of digging and yard repair. If sewage backs up into the home, it can flood your basement, cause mold growth, and destroy the foundation’s structure by causing more cracks and allowing ground water to further flood the area. Your personal belongings can be destroyed and, in some cases, the lower parts of the wall, trim, and flooring can also be damaged.
Preventative measures you can take include observing the system for leaks. If you see water pooling in your yard or you see water damage occurring in the home, it is time to call the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing.