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Next to water supply pipelines within constructed dwellings are bigger pipes that constitute the drain, waste, vent - or DWV system. Drainage-waste-venting pipes incline downwards to assist the removal of effluent, used toilet tissue and waste from the house with the power of gravitation. Waste matter is removed from the house by the drainage-waste-venting pipes via a sanitary sewer pipeline that attaches to a central sewage treatment facility. Central sewer lines are susceptible to a range of plumbing inconveniences including:

Invasive Tree Roots


Roots relish water, and hence have a tendency to cultivate towards waterlogged sources like subsurface sewer pipes. Broadening tree roots crack and choke sewer pipelines with hirsute roots entrapping waste substance transported inside. Eventually bulks of roots and waste fill up sewer lines and thwart wastewater from drifting toward the central sewage treatment facility. As a result waste water will reverse courses and backup into buildings.

Sewer Counterflows


Incorrect flushing of diapers, hygiene products, wet towels and more in W.Cs cause stubborn clogs in main sewer lines. Rather than flowing in 1 direction from house to main, under such circumstances sewage will reverse direction and backflow into houses. Sewer counterflows are unpleasant and pollute houses with waste substance.

Sewage Gases


Drain traps hold plugs of water that stop unpleasant gas stenches from entering residences. Sewer gas odors enter houses through drains with no water plugs. Drying up of water seals usually occurs in drains not in regular use. Pouring 1 gallon of water into a drain will restore the seal of water seal and correct the problem of indoor sewer odors.

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