Sewer Maintenance & Repairs by the Homeowner
The sewer service line from your house generally does not fail at once. The condition that ultimately leads to a problem occurs over a long period of time. Deterioration of sewer pipe includes settling that create sags that can trap solid materials, cracking of the pipe itself and pipe joints that begin to leak. Tree roots can get into the pipe through the cracks and joints creating obstructions. The roots will also create stresses on the pipe further deteriorating it.