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Improving Your Sewage Line

"And Away Goes Trouble Down the Drain®"

You have likely heard that Roto Rooter® jingle on the television or radio and wished that your sewer problems would go down the drain. At J.C. PLUMBING, we feel the same way, which is why we also offer sewer drain cleaning, camera inspections, and piping replacement service throughout Roanoke, Virginia. In fact, more than 35% of our business each year comes from all types of sewer line service. To improve the plumbing in your bathroom or kitchen, count on us for sewage services.

Sewage Connection

Your sewer line is the drain piping system that connects your house's main drain with the city's sewer system or your private septic tank or cesspool. All the water you run down the drain collects into this main drain. It is therefore important to keep your piping system running smoothly, without interruption. Typically, the sewer line is constructed of clay pipe. When installed, it is watertight and the joints are impenetrable.

Drainage At Basement

Stopping the Problem

Due to the way the pipe sections are joined or earth movements (earthquakes and earth settling), the joints can be compromised and roots of trees and bushes can find a way into the sewer system. Once there, the wet and moist conditions create a better fertilizer than money can buy and these roots flourish in their new environment. Tree roots are a common cause of a main sewer line stoppage. Only upon replacement of the broken sections of piping, can this problem be eliminated.


J.C. Plumbing, Inc. also offers drain-cleaning services, as we cut the roots that are growing in the pipes to allow the water to flow freely again. However, this is only a temporary fix. Just like pruning a bush, the roots will grow back, often in greater size, strength, and number than before. Then, we cable the drain, treat the sewer line with ROOTX®—a product which slows root growth—and replace the broken piping or install a complete new sewer system.