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Blocked Sewer and Waste Stack Service

Sewer & Stack Replacement Services Aqua Flush

Sewer and waste stack services in your main plumbing lines are among the common plumbing problems residential, commercial and industrial properties may experience. These areas can accumulate dirt and foreign objects and are subject to leak, blockages and overflow. Unable to attend to this issue will result in stagnant dirty house water or waste water in your sewer and stack, causing bad odours in your drainage system. Odours can cause potential health risks due to airborne bacteria that may result from unsanitary and blocked sewer and waste stacks with AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services. We are one of the plumbing companies Sydney wide that specialized in sewer and drainage installation, inspection, maintenance and repair.

What is sewer and waste stacks in plumbing?

The sewer and waste stack is the main drain line of your drainage system. It is responsible for collecting and distributing wastewater from all the small drainage pipes serving the fixtures in your home or property to the main drain line. When wastewater is released from your homes, it travels down several small pipes all going towards the sewer and waste stack. This area will transfer the waste water to the main sewer line of your neighbourhood. However, in some cases the stack area is blocked with debris, oil or other foreign materials, causing waste water to accumulate in this portion of your drainage system. If such an event occurs, problems with your drainage system happen.

What are the common problems in the sewer and stack?

Plumbing issues in the sewer and waste stack areas of the main drainage system can cause a lot of problems in your drainage system. It can cause leaks in your fixtures as well as sewage overflow, pipe leaks and potential damage to your walls, structure and floors not to mention foul odours from overflowing sewer around your property. Sewer and waste stack plumbing issues can cause the following plumbing issues in your property:

  • Slow Drains

When the sewer and or the waste stacks are clogged or blocked, the overall drainage system of your property is affected. Sinks, toilets, bathroom drains and tub drains will drain slower if the main sewer line is blocked. Although the actual drains of your kitchen and bathrooms may be also considered as the culprit for blockages, blocks in the main line will most likely affect the functionality of your whole plumbing system and be responsible for foul odours and or overflows.

  • Blocked Toilets

These areas are most susceptible to blockages and clogs due to the waste that flows through the pipes from the toilet, incorrect gradients on drains, pipe sizes or fittings and new water smart saving toilets with minimal flushes all add to this being the most commonly blocked section of pipework within a system. Partial blockages can cause toilet seals to be sucked through like a vacuum as the toilets are flushed removing the water seal and allowing foul smells to enter the property. However, if the clog or blockages are not present in the branch pipes of your toilet, your main line might be the issue. Bad odour from the main sewer line is usually noticed first in this area in your property.

  • Mould Build-up

On top of sewer odour, issues in the sewer and stack area can cause mould buildup in your homes. Significant mould formations in the area near your sewer line, behind the walls, are also indicators of problems that are already present in your main sewer line. A cracked sewer pipe can easily promote mould growth. When humidity levels rise, the faster growth in moulds is also observed. Mould growth accompanied by bad odour is usually caused by breaks in the sewage drain pipes.

  • Cracks, Sinkholes and Settlements

Extreme symptoms and problems that may be noticed in your homes due to sewer pipe issues are cracks in the slab, as well as settlement or subsidance in your foundation areas and the occurrence of sinkholes. Voids will eventually develop under the foundation or your yard if leaks in the main sewer line are unattended and untreated for a long period of time.

What are the signs of a blocked sewer and waste stack?

Blockages in the main sewer line can be attributed to the age of your plumbing system as well as the condition of the minor drainage pipes in your plumbing infrastructure. When your small pipes are clogged or blocked, the main sewer line may fail, causing leaks and external penetration from the area surrounding your main sewer line. Overflow may be also observed due to these small blockages. The main sewer is also very susceptible to clogs or blockages because it is the main single line that accumulates all the wastewater, including all the debris in it. Below are the top indicators of clogs or blockages being present in your main drainage system.

  • Sputtering or Gurgling Toilets

Airflows in your drainage system will become inadequate when a blockage is present in the main drain line. The plumbing pressure will be greater than the air present in your bathroom. This causes the toilet to create a sputtering sound when the flush is activated. The water fights the  higher pressure that causes the toilet to gurgle and or sucks the water seal through when it is used.

  • Slow drain

When pressure is high in the main drain pipe line, water pressure prevents water from draining on out at its desired rate. Blockages and clogs also make it hard for water to pass through the drainage system. Tubs and main sinks that drain slower than usual are indicators of undersized or blocked sewer and waste stack pipes. A blocked vent can also cause drains to function slower as well as clogs in the pipes where the water flows.

  • Pungent sewer and gas odour

All plumbing drain systems feature an accessory called a trap. The trap holds water creating a water seal that prevents the sewer gasses from coming back to the house. When the pressure in the drainage area is too high due to blockages in your main sewer pipes, water in the trap is sucked out. If water flows out, gaseous sewer odour is bound to penetrate the inside of your homes this can lead to health issues as the sewer gasses are airborne bacteria.

When do I need a professional to address sewer and waste stack plumbing issues?/b>

Blockages and clogs in the main sewer line are very difficult to repair. It will require a thorough inspection and may involve breaking into walls to completely examine and diagnose the entire plumbing system. It is ideal to call a plumbing specialist to attend to this issue the minute you identify the problem, the correct machinery such as CCTV camera’s mechanical eel’s and high pressure water jets all aid in solving your drainage problems. Unless you have experience, these services should be handled by a licensed plumbing professional from AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services.

If you think that your drainage and sewer line has leaks or is suffering from a blockage, call (02) 9705 7806 to schedule a visit from AquaFlush. Our team of professional plumbers are ready to attend to any plumbing emergency, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You can also ask for a FREE QUOTE, schedule a visit or simply ask a question from our trained technical team. Get your sewer and stack serviced and fixed fast with AquaFlush.

Sewer & Stack Replacement Services AquaFlush

Sewer and waste stack services in your main plumbing lines are among the common plumbing problems residential, commercial and industrial properties may experience. These areas can accumulate dirt and foreign objects and are subject to leak, blockages and overflow. Unable to attend to this issue will result in stagnant dirty house water or waste water in your sewer and stack, causing bad odours in your drainage system. Odours can cause potential health risks due to airborne bacteria that may result from unsanitary and blocked sewer and waste stacks with AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services. We are one of the plumbing companies Sydney wide that specialized in sewer and drainage installation, inspection, maintenance and repair.

What is sewer and waste stacks in plumbing?

The sewer and waste stack is the main drain line of your drainage system. It is responsible for collecting and distributing wastewater from all the small drainage pipes serving the fixtures in your home or property to the main drain line. When wastewater is released from your homes, it travels down several small pipes all going towards the sewer and waste stack. This area will transfer the waste water to the main sewer line of your neighbourhood. However, in some cases the stack area is blocked with debris, oil or other foreign materials, causing waste water to accumulate in this portion of your drainage system. If such an event occurs, problems with your drainage system happen.

What are the common problems in the sewer and stack?

Plumbing issues in the sewer and waste stack areas of the main drainage system can cause a lot of problems in your drainage system. It can cause leaks in your fixtures as well as sewage overflow, pipe leaks and potential damage to your walls, structure and floors not to mention foul odours from overflowing sewer around your property. Sewer and waste stack plumbing issues can cause the following plumbing issues in your property:

  • Slow Drains

When the sewer and or the waste stacks are clogged or blocked, the overall drainage system of your property is affected. Sinks, toilets, bathroom drains and tub drains will drain slower if the main sewer line is blocked. Although the actual drains of your kitchen and bathrooms may be also considered as the culprit for blockages, blocks in the main line will most likely affect the functionality of your whole plumbing system and be responsible for foul odours and or overflows.

  • Blocked Toilets

These areas are most susceptible to blockages and clogs due to the waste that flows through the pipes from the toilet, incorrect gradients on drains, pipe sizes or fittings and new water smart saving toilets with minimal flushes all add to this being the most commonly blocked section of pipework within a system. Partial blockages can cause toilet seals to be sucked through like a vacuum as the toilets are flushed removing the water seal and allowing foul smells to enter the property. However, if the clog or blockages are not present in the branch pipes of your toilet, your main line might be the issue. Bad odour from the main sewer line is usually noticed first in this area in your property.

  • Mould Build-up

On top of sewer odour, issues in the sewer and stack area can cause mould buildup in your homes. Significant mould formations in the area near your sewer line, behind the walls, are also indicators of problems that are already present in your main sewer line. A cracked sewer pipe can easily promote mould growth. When humidity levels rise, the faster growth in moulds is also observed. Mould growth accompanied by bad odour is usually caused by breaks in the sewage drain pipes.

  • Cracks, Sinkholes and Settlements

Extreme symptoms and problems that may be noticed in your homes due to sewer pipe issues are cracks in the slab, as well as settlement or subsidence in your foundation areas and the occurrence of sinkholes. Voids will eventually develop under the foundation or your yard if leaks in the main sewer line are unattended and untreated for a long period of time.

What are the signs of a blocked sewer and waste stack?

Blockages in the main sewer line can be attributed to the age of your plumbing system as well as the condition of the minor drainage pipes in your plumbing infrastructure. When your small pipes are clogged or blocked, the main sewer line may fail, causing leaks and external penetration from the area surrounding your main sewer line. Overflow may be also observed due to these small blockages. The main sewer is also very susceptible to clogs or blockages because it is the main single line that accumulates all the wastewater, including all the debris in it. Below are the top indicators of clogs or blockages being present in your main drainage system.

  • Sputtering or Gurgling Toilets

Airflows in your drainage system will become inadequate when a blockage is present in the main drain line. The plumbing pressure will be greater than the air present in your bathroom. This causes the toilet to create a sputtering sound when the flush is activated. The water fights the  higher pressure that causes the toilet to gurgle and or sucks the water seal through when it is used.

  • Slow drain

When pressure is high in the main drain pipe line, water pressure prevents water from draining on out at its desired rate. Blockages and clogs also make it hard for water to pass through the drainage system. Tubs and main sinks that drain slower than usual are indicators of undersized or blocked sewer and waste stack pipes. A blocked vent can also cause drains to function slower as well as clogs in the pipes where the water flows.

  • Pungent sewer and gas odour

All plumbing drain systems feature an accessory called a trap. The trap holds water creating a water seal that prevents the sewer gasses from coming back to the house. When the pressure in the drainage area is too high due to blockages in your main sewer pipes, water in the trap is sucked out. If water flows out, gaseous sewer odour is bound to penetrate the inside of your homes this can lead to health issues as the sewer gasses are airborne bacteria.

When do I need a professional to address sewer and waste stack plumbing issues?

Blockages and clogs in the main sewer line are very difficult to repair. It will require a thorough inspection and may involve breaking into walls to completely examine and diagnose the entire plumbing system. It is ideal to call a plumbing specialist to attend to this issue the minute you identify the problem, the correct machinery such as CCTV camera’s mechanical eel’s and high pressure water jets all aid in solving your drainage problems. Unless you have experience, these services should be handled by a licensed plumbing professional from AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services.

If you think that your drainage and sewer line has leaks or is suffering from a blockage, call (02) 9705 7806 to schedule a visit from AquaFlush. Our team of professional plumbers are ready to attend to any plumbing emergency, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You can also ask for a FREE QUOTE, schedule a visit or simply ask a question from our trained technical team. Get your sewer and stack serviced and fixed fast with AquaFlush.

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