Sewer Line Clogs: What You Need to Know

Clogged sewer lines occur at least once in a lifetime in every home and although it can be a stressful ordeal, it is easy to fix. A clogged sewer line normally starts as a small blockage that spreads until it is too big to transport any waste. If you find yourself in such a situation, Specialized Pipe Technologies (SPT) are the experts to call for sewer repair. Here are some of the most common causes of clogged sewer lines.


Tree roots may grow towards sewer lines because of the wastewater flowing within them. Your sewer line is bound to be punctured if it is old, corroded, or cracked. If this happens, the flow of wastewater in your line will be interrupted.

The roots grow larger over time, completely sealing off the line’s width so that no waste can pass through, causing the drains in your home to back up.


You should avoid dumping foreign materials into your toilet. Some of the “unflushable” materials you throw in there may clog your sewer line and cause serious damage.

Garbage Disposal

Most homes experience clogged sewer lines because of using garbage disposal as a trash bin. It would be best if you set up a strainer for your kitchen sink so that large materials do not clog your drains or accumulate and clog your entire sewer line.

Damaged Sewer Pipe

Sewer lines are prone to damage due to corrosion or cracks. This normally happens to low-quality lines or those that have been in place for many years. Dirt and debris may accumulate in your line and hinder wastewater from flowing through easily. This usually necessitates sewer line replacement. Call SPT as soon as you notice any of these signs in your home, as you may need sewer line repair or replacement.

We perform sewer repair in Naples, and Fort Myers, FL, as well as in Collier County, and Lee County. We are the pipe lining specialist you can rely on in Greater San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County, and Greater Las Vegas.

We have provided sewer pipe line repair and replacement in Florida for the past two decades or more. We conduct in-depth inspections and recommend what your sewer line needs. Call us or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.

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    Specialized Pipe Technologies

    For over 20 years SPT has provided sewer, water line and storm drain inspection, cleaning and non-invasive pipe lining solutions. We help property owners and managers clean and repair their existing pipes using “no-dig” non-invasive renewal techniques. SPT repairs leaks and cracks with our internal “pipe-within-a-pipe” lining process that uses existing access points and doesn’t require tearing out walls or landscaping. 

    Our expert pipe lining installation teams have rehabilitated more than 2 million linear feet of pipe!