Some things you never really think about until they stop working properly, like, your sewer line. They last about 40-50 years but eventually need replacing.
Replacing it can get pricey. But ignoring signs that you need a sewer line repair will prove costly in a number of ways.
5 Signs It’s Time for a Sewer Line Repair
Sometimes, a simple clog will cause an annoying backup, but you can fix it quickly at little to no cost. But, it is important to know when the issue calls for a professional replacement to avoid damaging floodwater and sewage contamination in your home.
Read on to learn when sewer drain clog signals a serious issue.
1. Chronically Slow Drains
A simple sewer drain clog will only back up one drain. Once you plunge it, snake it, your pipes should run perfectly.
If you experience frequent clogs and backups with slow drainage in multiple pipes that consistently occurs, then you need a plumber. This could indicate a blocked vent or broke outdoor sewer lines and may call for a full replacement.
2. Rotten Egg Odors
Your pipes should not emit a smell. If you smell the odor of rotten eggs, do not ignore it.
What you smell is the byproduct of broken down humanure, otherwise known as poop. The stinky hydrogen sulfide gas poses a serious health risk when exposed to high levels, and indicates a huge problem with your sewer lines. You probably need a replacement when this offensive smell starts coming into your home.
3. Swampy Lawn
The main drain clog that leads to broken pipes will back up into your lawn. You will notice swampy grass, foul odors in the yard, and possibly even greener grass than the surrounding areas, as the waste fertilizes the soul.
Toxins can build-up in the soil and leech to the surface, making your lawn unsafe. Do not let this issue go for any length of time.
4. Wet Spots
If you start to notice unexplainable wet spots on the floors, walls, and ceilings, you need a plumber. This can indicate a collapsed or broken pipe.
You want to take care of this promptly for a couple of reasons. First, to avoid water damage, which can get costly.
Second, to prevent the growth of mildew and mold. Mold exposure causes serious health problems and can cost a lot to remove.
5. High Water Bill
If you notice your water bill rising, pay attention. If you did not recently build a pool or install a hot tub, then this probably indicates a major leak in your sewer line. Sewer problems of this nature typically need replacement.
Call for Master Plumbing Replacement
If you notice some or all of these warning signs. of. needing a sewer line repair, call a plumber right away. The issue will not clear up on its own. In fact, you will only increase the damage, making the issue cost you much more if you wait.
We are master plumbers who can clean, repair, and replace your pipes when problems arise. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!