Many sewer line pipes across Newcastle are sometimes over 100 years old! These pose risks of deterioration, collapse and broken sewer line pipes. Hundred year old pipes were never designed to deal with increased hot water use or the amount of detergents in use today.
Sewer line issues are not always as clear as a broken or burst pipe. Often the seals of the joints on sewer lines can leak, allowing water to escape in the surrounding area of the pipe.
Blocked sewer lines can occur when foreign objects, such as children’s toys, wet wipes and sanitary items become caught. These item build up in the sewer pipe. Though the material may not block the sewer pipes over time in combination with other items it will continue to collect at that point. This prevents water from flowing and can result in a blocked sewer pipe.
Don’t be embarrassed! We often come across sewer lines pipes that have been struck by a homeowner while doing garden landscaping or home renovations. This is quite a common cause of sewer line problems.
Collapsed Sewer Lines
Unfortunately sewer lines can collapse. You should be aware of any potential signs that your sewer lines may collapse. In particular, leaking sewer pipes are a clear sign of potential worse issues are imminent.