Sewer plumbing is one of the essential systems in the home and consists of
drainage and water supply pipework. Most drainage systems include a house drain,
branch piping and connections and soil and waste stacks. Some properties may
also have subsoil drainage elements. The sewer section of your plumbing links
your drainage system to the street sewer (or other sewage disposal point). It
will carry the discharge away from the house and yard drains, rain leaders and
It is tremendously crucial that you maintain your sewer plumbing. If it becomes
blocked or damaged, then it can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars to
repair. One way in which you can extend the life of your sewer system and ensure
it is free of blockages is by investing in a pipe relining service.
One of the main causes of damage to sewer plumbing systems is tree root
infiltration. Tree roots can penetrate pipes damaging them and forming intrusive
root balls that cause substantial blockages. It is essential that you carry out
a survey of the sewer plumbing system on your property. The survey will assess
whether there are any trees or large shrubs nearby that may impact the piping.
Trees will actively seek out sewage pipes as they contain a constant water
supply, so it is best to remove them before they can cause you problems in the
You should also inspect your sewer plumbing system annually and clear out
gutters and downpipes which could carry debris into the underground system.
Clear any rubbish that has accumulated in the house drain and check that water
is running away smoothly. One indication that the sewer is backed up is when
foul odours start coming up through the sink holes and toilet system in your
Pipe relining is a relatively straightforward technique that involves inserting
new pipes into old, existing pipework. This provides a new shell through which
water and sewage can flow and means that you do not have to spend out on
expensive excavation works.
House sewers can be made from a number of different materials and the most
common type these days are plastic pipes. These are manufactured from a strong,
inert plastic such, as polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Plastic pipes are much more
resistant to corrosion than old fashioned metal piping. This material does not
pass on any contaminants, such as copper or iron, into the water supply. PVC
pipes are also lightweight, easy to work with, and cheap to manufacture. The
result is a reduction in installation costs.
Sewer plumbing can be located underneath a number of different surfaces
including concrete slabs and bitumen roads. This makes it particularly expensive
to dig up piping and replace it if it becomes damaged. Pipe relining is a way of
repairing plumbing by fitting new pipes inside existing ones WITHOUT THE NEED
and can save hundreds of dollars AND NO DAMAGE TO ANY SURFACES