Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘sewer line’

Why Is There a Sewer Odor in My Home?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

girl-pinching-noseThe end of the year is when you’ll probably entertain more houseguests than any other time. You want the inside of your home to be a welcoming place, clean and tidy. You absolutely don’t want strange, foul odors of sewage wafting through the rooms!

Of course, you don’t want these odors to occur at any time. They likely mean an issue with your plumbing that could point toward more serious concerns in the drainpipes and sewer line. If sewer gas is entering your house, it also poses health hazards. These gases not only smell terrible, they can cause dizziness and respiratory problems and lead to the spread of bacteria.

But what’s causing this in the first place? Below are the common reasons for these terrible plumbing smells. In some cases, you’ll need the help of a plumber in Plattsburgh, NY to solve the problem. Keep our number handy, and we’ll come to your rescue when you need it.

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Are Clogged Drains Out of Control in Your Home?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

bubbling-drainEverybody has run into a clogged drain at one time or another. They’re just “one of those things” when it comes to household inconveniences. Can’t get rid of them entirely—sometimes they just happen, and you have to deal with them using the tools you have available (a plunger, a hand-cranked drain snake, but not chemical cleaners) or else contact a plumber to take care of it.

But what if drain clogs aren’t an occasional aggravation in your home? What if they are a continual, bonafide out-of-control nuisance that has you gritting your teeth every day?

Well, you may something more serious going on than a clot of grease or a tangle of hair in your drain. And it will probably take the work of our professional plumbers to help you out.

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Warnings Those Clogged Drains May Be Sewer Line Problems

Monday, April 10th, 2017

water-down-drainNobody wants to encounter a slow or clogged drain in their home. It’s an annoyance and can bring simple tasks in the household to an indefinite halt until it can be remedied. Fortunately, clearing out a clog isn’t a tough job. If you can’t manage it using a basic drain plunger or with a hand-cranked drain snake (don’t use chemical cleaners, please!), you can always call our plumbers any time of the day or night and we’ll have the drain cleared out fast.

However, clogged and slow drains sometimes indicate a problem that runs deeper than blockage in a drain pipe. Your home’s sewer line might be suffering from breaks, obstructions due to tree root infiltration, or organic and inorganic build-up. These are more serious troubles than drain clogs, because they can lead to the full failure of your home’s drainage system and eventually sewage backing up into the basement or foundation.

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Some Landscaping Tips to Help Prevent Root Damage to the Sewer Line

Monday, September 21st, 2015

A frequent problem that people encounter with their sewer line is root infiltration. The sewer line is buried a few feet underground on your property, where it’s protected from most potential damage. But the roots of trees and some shrubs will seek out the sewer line because of provides moisture and nutrients. The roots can start to grow into the pipeline, creating clogs and eventually placing enough pressure on the material that it will start to crack.

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Don’t Flush These Items Down Your Toilet!

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Toilets are one of the essential parts of any indoor plumbing system. Unfortunately, toilets are often treated as if they were the same as a garbage can, and homeowners flush objects down them that should absolutely not end up in the sewer line or (if the home doesn’t have a connection to the municipal sewer system) the septic tank. These items can create heavy clogging in pipes and damage sewage pumps. We’ve put together a short list of some of the bigger offenders that you should never flush down a toilet.

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3 Signs of Sewer Line Damage to Watch For

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The sewer line that serves your home is a part of the plumbing that you won’t think about very often: it does its important job—the removal of collected solid waste and waste water from the home and out to the municipal plumbing system—underground and out of sight. That’s just as it should be. But this does create the problem of making it difficult to know when the pipe has suffered from damage causing a leak or blockage. Corrosion, tree root infiltration, and construction can create problems in sewer lines, and the sooner you can detect the problem and call for plumbers, the better off you’ll be. Below are three signs you can watch for that will warn you that you may have a sewer line in trouble.

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