Signs Your Sewer Line Needs Repair

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It’s important to catch problems with your main sewer line before they escalate into big, expensive issues. Here are some signs to look for if you think your sewer line might need repair.

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Your home’s plumbing is complicated, and it can sometimes be difficult to determine if a plumbing problem is a simple fix, or a larger issue with the main sewer line. While sewer line repairs are not frequent, it is important to know the warning signs of when your sewer line is acting up. Sewer line problems must be caught quickly before they cause busted pipes, flooded bathrooms, and expensive repairs.

Here some signs to look for if you think your sewer line might need repair:

Slow Draining Water – If your water is draining slowing and you’ve already tried simple unclogging fixes, the problem might be a clogged sewer line. Give us a call to check your drains and let our plumbing experts tell you if your sewer line is the problem.

Foul Smells – A properly functioning sewer line should never smell. If you are smelling the scent of rotten eggs or sewer, there is a good chance your main line is leaking and needs repair.

Mold – A pipe leaking in the walls of your home can cause mold build-up overtime. If you see mold growing and spreading on your walls or ceiling, this is a sign you might have a problem with your main line.

Puddles in Lawn – Another sign your lawn can give you that your sewer line needs repair is if you are noticing frequent puddling or soft spots. Check the area about where the sewage pipe is buried, and if you feel any soft spots or movement, give our team of experts a call!

Greener Grass – Unless you are actively watering your grass, if all of a sudden it is growing greener and greener, it might be a sign your sewer line needs repair. Sewage is a great fertilizer, and it could be leaking into your lawn from your sewage line.

Cracks in Foundation – If left undiagnosed for long enough, broken sewage lines can cause cracks in the foundation of your home. Give us a call immediately if you notice a new or growing crack in your home’s foundation.

Pests – If you have noticed an increase of insects in your home or even rats and mice, you might have a crack in your sewer line. Pests and insects are drawn to the smells of sewage and will wedge their way into your pipes through the cracks.

Multiple Plumbing Issues – if you feel like small plumbing problems keep arising around your home, it might be time to look at the bigger picture and examine your sewer line.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs and think you have a problem with your main sewer line – don’t hesitate to give our team a call! We specialize in main line cleaning, repairs, and replacement and will even include a free camera inspection when you get work done on your main line.

Call 801-787-0373 or schedule your appointment today!

Tips for Preventing Springtime Clogs and Backups

The accumulation of debris, such as leaves and sediment, over the winter months, can worsen these issues, making it essential for homeowners to take proactive measures to protect their sewer lines.