They are hidden behind walls, under floors, and buried in the yard. The truth is most people don’t like to think about sewers or drain lines.
At Kellermeier Plumbing and Heating, we think about it for you. Since 1962, we have been taking care of drain and sewer line problems for our neighbors along the Maumee River, from Toledo to Bowling Green and the surrounding areas.
Watch Out for Water Leaks
Your home’s drain and sewer lines are a critical part of its plumbing system. Small drain leaks or backups can be much more than an inconvenience.
Even minor seepage may force you to shut down your entire plumbing system. It can also result in serious structural damage to your home, extensive landscape repairs, and provide a breeding ground for bacteria and disease.
Warning Signs That You May Need Drain Replacement Services
Many homes in northwest Ohio have been around for a while. Cold, wet winters and hot, humid summers can take their toll. With age, older materials used during the original plumbing installation may fail.
This includes the drain and sewer components of the system. As a homeowner, you should be aware of the signs that your drain and sewer system requires attention.
Damp Patches in the Yard
Areas of soggy ground may indicate that it is time for a sewer line replacement. There may even be an accompanying foul odor.
Breaks or blockages are caused by aging collapsed pipe, tree roots making their way in through cracks and seams, pipes settling in the ground, or by household waste and grease that has accumulated over the years.
Corrosion or Drips Around Drain Pipes and Traps
Systems without modern PVC piping may eventually corrode and wear out. Watch for drips under cabinets, on floors, on ceilings below upstairs plumbing fixtures, and in the basement. All of these can indicate the need for a drain line replacement.
Rusty or Corroded Sink and Tub Drain Flanges
The flange is the circular ring opening into the drain pipe below. Many flanges are made of metal and are susceptible to corrosion and leaking over time.
Standing Water in Basement or Low Points
You don’t have to be an expert to know that standing water is a bad sign. It may be an indication of failing drain lines in your home.
Sluggish Clogged Drains
Slow draining sinks and tubs, sluggish toilets, or backups and overflows are signs of a potentially serious drain or sewer problem. If you have to use a plunger frequently to empty or clear a sink or toilet, the cause may be more than a temporary clog in the trap.
Sewer Line Replacement Service
If you see any of these problems, it is time to call a professional to inspect your home’s drainage and sewer system. Kellermeier Plumbing and Heating can handle major drain and sewer line replacements with new pipe as well as repair or replacement of:
- Bathtub drains
- Sink drains
- Pop-up drain stoppers
- Drain flanges
- Sink flanges
- And more!
Call Kellermeier’s Northwest Ohio Plumbers
Solving your plumbing problems is what we do. We take pride in providing the best service. Your complete satisfaction is our goal. That’s why we’ve been helping our neighbors for over fifty years.
Drain or sewer line problems? Give us a call at (419) 823-9143 or contact us online. Our professionals will diagnose your sewer or drain problem and provide you with the right solution!