Sinkholes – What Do They Have To Do With Your Sewer?

Did you know that sewer problems are one of the most common causes of sinkholes on private property? That’s right, sinkholes are often due to sewer line issues. Fortunately, the sewer specialists here at Streamline Plumbing are the local sinkhole experts. Contact us for help resolving sewer-caused sinkhole problems, or even to help prevent them from happening in the first place. We’re always standing by to help.

What Causes Sinkholes?

Both natural causes and man-made issues cause sinkholes. However, for the sake of brevity, we’ll just focus on the ones caused by sewer problems. If you’d like to learn more about what causes them elsewhere, then check out this article on sinkholes from National Geographic.

How Do Sewer Problems Cause Them?

When water or sewage seeps into the ground surrounding your pipes, it causes underground erosion. Eventually, the erosion becomes so severe that an underground pit forms. Once the pit becomes large enough, the ground above it gives way, creating a fresh sinkhole on your nicely manicured lawn.

What Can Streamline Plumbing Do To Prevent Them?

Okay, so it’s probably clear that sinkholes themselves aren’t precisely sewer problems. Instead, they are often the worst symptom of a sewer leak or other issue. So, to prevent sinkholes, our plumbers recommend you get your sewer inspected regularly. Doing so allows us to catch sewer problems before they get so bad that you wind up with a massive sinkhole on your property. Additionally, regular sewer inspections will help us find any preexisting sewer problems that could lead to a sinkhole later on.

Contact Us For A Sinkhole PReventing Sewer Inspection Today

Well, there you have it, a brief explanation of how sewer problems can cause sinkholes on your property. So, now that you know all you need to know about them why not contact us for a preventative sewer inspection? It doesn’t take long, and it can go a long way towards preventing sinkholes and other sewer problems. Contact us to schedule one today!