New Orleans Plumber Stresses Importance of Professional Sewer Line Installation

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New Orleans, Louisiana based National Economy Plumbers keeps customer base up to date with regard to issues such as backfill, lack of pitch and tree root incursion.

National Economy Plumbers, a NOLA plumbing repairs business offering everything from general plumbing services to kitchen and bathroom remodeling, has been stressing to its valued customer base the importance of professional sewer line installation, keeping them up to date with regard to crucial issues such as backfill, lack of pitch and tree root incursion.

“More often than not, homeowners don’t have to worry about the sewer line in their home because it works properly,” says David Howard Sr., owner of National Economy and a pro who brings more than 43 years of hands-on experience in the plumbing industry. “But there are times when problems crop up because a line was not installed the right way – and that’s what we have been getting the word out about to National Economy clients.

“The first thing we look for when determining if a sewer line was installed correctly or not is the ‘backfill’ that covers the pipe; when it settles, it can break the piping, and if rocks are placed on top of the pipe, this can also cause damage.”

Following the important aspect of backfill, National Economy technicians tackle what is known as lack of pitch, a problem that is indicative of not enough difference in elevation from the building to the connection point. “When this occurs, draining cannot take advantage of gravity, and will not work properly,” adds Howard.

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For these primary reasons, say National Economy representatives, it is imperative that homeowners hire a professional contractor to install their sewer lines rather than attempting to do it themselves. Further, contractors and their staff have received proper training and are certified in this type of work, with most of them fully aware of the layout of a community’s sewer system.

“A sewer contractor will also bring the proper tools in order to get the job done right, and bringing in a professional gives the homeowner peace of mind that the work will be of high quality and that the sewer line will be properly installed,” says Howard.

National Economy can help with any type of emergency repairs, as well, from grease and paper clogging to tree root incursion in and around pipe lines. The incursion of tree roots into a drain pipe system is a problem, according to company reps, that can eventually force a homeowner to replace the pipes, and because roots thrive in the moist, nutrient-rich environment inside the pipes and can enter through hairline cracks or incompletely sealed joints, it is best to keep them out of a pipe system in the first place.

Methods of root control as practiced by National Economy plumber staff include cultural, physical, mechanical and chemical, the cultural method being the simplest because it involves merely placing the drain lines in a location where roots are unlikely to grow. Like any type of pest, roots can be separated from their target with a physical barrier and can also be eradicated with machines or controlled with chemicals.

“Over time, there are a number of things that can go wrong with plumbing lines that will require drain cleaning or repair,” concludes Howard. “We boast the experts to ensure all repairs are carried out in the most time and cost-effective manner possible.”

National Economy offers a range of sewer line services including sewer line repair and sewer line replacement. The company is located at 7204 Washington Avenue and can be reached by calling (504) 322-3950. For more information visit above cited website.

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