House Trap Removal
Whole House Plumbing Trap Removal
You've probably never paid much attention to your home's plumbing trap. Maybe you didn't even know you had one, but if you live in a home built before the 1950s, you most likely still have a yard trap plumbing system. While they were originally installed as a secondary line of defense for a home, these plumbing traps are unnecessary and can be problematic.
House Trap Removal Services in MA and NH
At Emergency Sewer & Drain Repair, we offer house trap removal services for homeowners in MA and NH. First, let's take a look at what plumbing traps are and why you'd want to get yours removed from your yard.
What Are Plumbing Traps?
Plumbing traps are also referred to by a range of other names, including:
- House traps
- Running traps
- Building traps
- Sewer traps
- Main sewer line traps
They're called "traps" because they keep the water in the pipe from entering the building. In other words, they seal, or "trap," the water between the sewer and the home.
Why Do House Plumbing Traps Cause Issues?
The idea of using a trap to block water and noxious sewer gases from entering a structure was a good one, but if your plumbing trap gets clogged or malfunctions, it can cause a lot of damage to your home.
Even just a missing sewer trap plug or cap can allow the sewer gases to escape and enable rodents to enter your home. Root infestations can occur when a tree's roots break through the pipe and clog it, leading to a sewage backup. Yet another potential issue is a trap clog. If your drain gets clogged, sewage can quickly begin backing up.
Signs That a House Trap Requires Removal
Many homes built before the 1950s in the New England area have terra cotta and clay drain traps. Unfortunately, the clay can begin to clog the pipes and lead to a plumbing problem. You may start noticing a number of signs that you have a house trap requiring removal, such as a sewer gas scent, flooding and even sewage backups in your home.
Contact Emergency Sewer & Drain Repair for House Trap Removal
Emergency Sewer & Drain Repair has been serving New Hampshire and upper Massachusetts homeowners for more than 18 years. If you have an older home with a house trap or are currently experiencing issues associated with a house trap, our team can provide you with building trap removal and replacement services.
We are available 24/7 for all your plumbing needs. Just fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment, and we'll get back to you right away.