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Getting to Know Your Sewer Line

Your sewer line is responsible for carrying wastewater from your home to the local wastewater treatment facility or your septic tank. Clogs can occur in the line when there is a buildup of waste debris. Here at All Star Service and Repair, we specialize in sewer line repair and cleaning. It’s very important for you to maintain your sewer lines. Clogs, tree root infiltration, frozen ground, shifting soil, pipe corrosion, and simple wear and tear can all cause sewer line damage and pose a serious health risk to you and your family. While there are a lot of things that can go wrong with your sewer line, we want you to know we can fix any problem. To work with pros who know your sewer line inside and out, give us a call.


When to Get Help

Proper maintenance of your sewer lines is important. So is knowing when it’s time to reach out for professional help. Here are some common signs that your sewer line needs repair:

Sewage Backup

If you experience sewage backups when you flush your toilet or drain water through your sinks and showers, you could have a broken or clogged sewer line.

Foul Odors

We all know that awful sewer smell, so it shouldn’t be hard to tell if it’s happening. This smell can be in your home or outside near the piping as well.

Slow Drains

Continuous slow draining in the kitchen or bathroom could mean trouble. We offer drain cleaning services if it’s a simple fix, but we can also help when it’s more complicated.

Vibrant Green Patches in the Lawn

An oddly pleasant byproduct of sewer line leaks, vibrant patches in your lawn that are greener than other areas are still a cause for concern.


Leaks in your sewer line will cause certain areas of your lawn to become oversaturated, resulting in sinkholes.

Water Pooling

Similar to sinkholes, these pools can form if the leak reaches the ground surface.

Insect or Rodent Infestation

If you see flies congregating over a certain spot on your lawn, they could be responding to a sewage leak. Rodents may also be attracted to areas with leaking water.

When It’s Time to Replace Sewer Lines

Unfortunately, there is no universal lifespan for sewer lines. What they are made of, how they were installed, and how they are maintained will ultimately determine how long they will last. Environmental factors like invasive tree roots, excessive rain, and shifting soil can also shorten the lifespan of your sewer line. One thing remains constant: no matter what your sewer line pipes are made of, they will eventually have to be replaced. The good news is that barring extenuating circumstances, you can get a general idea of how long your sewer lines will last according to what they are made of.

  • Clay – Some clay piping systems can last for up to 100 years. They can also be encased in concrete to protect from tree root intrusion. In general though, your standard clay sewer line piping will last for 50-60 years.
  • Cast Iron – It may not be pleasant to imagine that the same stuff your favorite skillet is made of can be used for sewer line piping; but the fact of the matter is that cast iron piping can last 80-100 years.
  • PVC – PVC piping, assuming it is not damaged by tree roots or shifting soil, can last 100+ years.

Work With the Best

Whether it’s time for sewer line repair service or complete sewer line replacement, we’ve got you covered. With 24/7 emergency service, 60 collective years of experience, unbeatable prices, an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and an unwavering commitment to full customer satisfaction; we are the best choice for sewer line service and other plumbing services. We are a fully licensed and insured plumbing company. No matter what sewer problem you may be facing, we can correct it. We can help with the special permitting sometimes required for sewer line replacement and repair work. We can even repair your sewer line without having to excavate your pipes! Call All Star Service and Repair and work with the best in the business!

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