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How To: Plumbing

“How To” Plumbing 101: While having a professional assess your plumbing issue is the most reliable course of action, we understand that you might not want to call a plumbing service for every little thing. However, sometimes things that start off small such as a leaky faucet or a clogged drain can become a big pain in your…wallet. Here are tips to know when to and when not to call a plumber:

How to prevent plumbing problems: in this section we talk about easy ways to maintain your plumbing systems in the home

How to Know if Your Sewer Needs Repair or to be Replaced


Sewer repair is needed when your sewer is either backed up or starts leaking. This is a complicated problem that requires a qualified technician to evaluate and repair because a section of the sewer pipe might have to be replaced, depending on its condition. To determine if you need to replace a pipe, or even just a section, our team at Go Pro Plumbing & Heating would perform a video inspection to assess the condition of your sewer. 

When to Call Your Plumber?

There are a few telltale signs to look for if you suspect your sewer line needs repair or replacement:

1. Sound:
If you hear the water make a bubbling sound when you flush the toilet, your sewer line is most likely clogged and needs professional assessment.
2. Smell:
If you smell sewage, the pipe is probably leaking.
3. Sight:
If you notice water pooling around the location of the sewer pipe, it is definitely broken and leaking.

Video Inspection
To correctly repair a sewer, a video inspection is required. This is when a camera is inserted into the interior of the sewer pipe to send back a live video of the condition and blockage of your sewer line. Video inspection equipment is armed with locators to determine the location and depth of the sewer line damage from above ground to spot repair the sewer. These helpful tools can tell if you have tree root intrusion, separated pipes, offset pipe joints, or a broken pipe. Areas where stoppages can frequently occur are in fixture traps, the main drain, the sharp bends of sub-drain pipelines and even sewer lines.

Repair or Replace
Sewer repair is necessary to remedy common problems in older sewer lines. One of the main causes of sewer line damage is when tree roots grow through cracked lines. One small crack in an old sewer line will make it the target for a root system to take hold and block or destroy the pipe.
Go Pro Plumbing & Heating is a locally owned and operated total drain cleaning service and will help prevent clogged drain problems from reoccurring in your home in the future. It takes a qualified technician to find the source of the problem and Go Pro's professional plumbers have worked extensively in New York City for many years and know where to look to find the sources of a clogged drain to fix it, even if it is deep in the sewer line.

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