Portland Plumber: Top 3 Signs It’s Time for Replacement

In plumbing, we know one thing for certain: If there’s a household sewer problem, a professional must be called. Why? Well, perhaps the most obvious reason is that it’s downright nasty, but more than that it can be an entirely unsanitary situation. No one but a professionally trained and licensed journeyman plumber should manage the job.

At 3 Mountains Plumbing, we’ve been in the business of replacing residential sewer lines throughout the greater Portland area for over 13 years. We know what to look for and when a repair just won’t be good enough.

Here are some typical signs it’s time for a sewer line replacement:
  1. Foul Odor: The most common complaint we hear when it comes to sewer problems is a rotten egg smell outside the home. Of course, these nasty sewage-related odors can come from just about anywhere, but the point is that they must be addressed. If not, the stench will only continue to get worse.
  2. Fluctuating Toilet Bowl Water Levels: Clogged sewage lines often cause toilet bowl water level fluctuations. Toilet water levels should remain constant and consistent. If water levels are low one day and high the next, this indicates a sewage issue.
  3. Slow Drains: Backed-up showers and bathtubs could be a sign of several household plumbing problems, one of which is a sewage clog. We suggest avoiding liquid drain solutions—these are NOT solutions. Yes, they often temporarily alleviate the clog, but at the cost of pipe deterioration. The clog will return with a vengeance regardless of its cause (hair, debris, sewage, etc.).

How Can 3 Mountains Plumbing Help?

With our cutting-edge video pipeline inspection equipment our professionals can see directly down your drain to identify the exact cause of the problem. There is no guesswork involved. Once we do this we can provide you with an exact fixed-rate price and move forward at your convenience.

Worried there might be something wrong with your sewage line? Don’t hesitate. Call or stop by 3 Mountains Plumbing today to find out more about our sewage line replacement options.

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