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How to Prevent Sewer Line Problems

Sewer lines aren’t meant to be seen, and most people don’t want to see them anyway. However, this makes it difficult to detect leaks, blockages and other sewer line issues until they’ve already caused significant damage. Here are some preventative maintenance tips for homeowners to keep sewer lines from becoming big problems.

Have Your Drains Cleaned

It’s tempting to skip a visit from the plumber by buying a drain cleaner when you have a clogged drain, but that can do more harm than good. They’re also incredibly dangerous to use, potentially causing chemical burns and respiratory issues. Instead of heading to the store, schedule a drain cleaning if your water is draining slowly, and allow a professional plumber to handle the sewer line clog.

Don’t Let Trees Get In the Way

Tall, old trees look beautiful in a yard, but their roots can wreak havoc on your sewer lines by forcing their way through cracks and growing inside. Don’t let trees grow near pipes around your house, and have them removed if they already have.

Look For Warning Signs Under the Sink

The pipes under your sink can be a good indicator of the state of the rest of your pipes. Plumbers generally look under the sink to do a quick check for leaks and cracks, and you can do the same. All you have to do is open your cabinet and inspect the area for leaks or signs of water damage.

Check the Pipes For Cracks

Especially if you already suspect a problem, checking under the sink isn’t always enough. If you’ve recently moved into a new home or are unsure of the state of your sewer lines, a plumber can check for cracks in your home’s pipes. This will save you from a future disaster by locating potential problems before they cause damage.

Water Pressure Tests

While great water pressure is the key to the perfect shower, there is such a thing as too much water pressure. To prevent water pressure from wearing down your pipes, have a plumber check it.

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What Our Customers Say

Fast & Reliable

Very fast response. Reliable and even let us do some of the work to keep costs down. Really worked with us to sort through alternatives to find the best solution. I have used them about 5 years ago and will certainlycall them again if I ever need anything.

Roberta C.

Very Knowledgeable

I recently had several plumbing leaks repaired and couldn’t be happier with the prompt service I received from Parker and Sons. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, reasonably priced, and do quality work. I would definitely recommend them to my family and everyone. I would trust them to repair any leak in the house.

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Amazing Service!!!

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Great to Work With

Jim and his guys are great to work with. Had Parker & Sons come out to take a look at an AC unit at one of my rental properties. Unit is in the attic. Had to replace a coil on it and did a great job. Will definitely use again.

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I have referred Parker and Sons to all of my customers and I would not think of referring anybody else. They have been great and very punctual. All of the plumbers and office staff have been amazing!

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Reasonable Prices

I was in good hands today with journeyman plumber Mark Rizley. He remained until all was better than before. He replaced a PRV and improved a mediocre repair recently done by another well known local company. The price remained reasonable despite the extra effort needed for the job. Well done Mark! Parker and Sons will be my first call in the future.

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Have used Parker & Sons 3 different times, once for a huge complex plumbing repair and twice for smaller jobs. Fair prices and excellent work/fast response time every time.

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