Sewer line issues are a nightmare for any homeowner or commercial property owner. Sewer lines can face a variety of issues, including clogs, cracks, corrosion, and damage caused by tree roots. These problems can be messy, expensive, and time-consuming to fix. Luckily, there are some signs you can look out for to catch sewer line problems early on, before they become major issues.
Some signs of sewer line problems include:
Foul Odors: A strong sewage smell can indicate a problem with your sewer line.
Slow Draining: If all your sinks, toilets, and other fixtures are slow to drain or appear to be backed up, it may be a sign of a sewer line problem.
Gurgling Sounds: Strange gurgling or bubbling sounds coming from your plumbing can indicate that there’s a blockage or air trapped in your sewer line.
Strange Noises: If you notice that your drains are making strange noises when you run water or flush the toilet, this could be a sign of a blockage in your sewer line.
Gloop Noise: Gloop Gloop Gloop noise in the toilet or bubbling in the sink while you’re taking a shower is a sign that you have a sewer problem.
Low Water Levels: If you notice that your toilet bowl water level is lower than usual, it may indicate a problem with your sewer line.
Water Backups: Sewage backups are one of the most obvious signs of a sewer line problem. If you notice sewage water coming up through your drains, it’s important to address the issue immediately.
Mold or Mildew Growth: If you notice mold or mildew growth around your drains or fixtures, it may indicate a sewer line problem that is causing excess moisture.
Green Patches or Strip in the Yard: If you notice bright green patches of grass or vegetation in your yard, it may be a sign of a sewer line problem, as the extra moisture and nutrients can cause rapid plant growth.
Wet Spot in Grass: Anytime you see a wet spot in your grass, when it hasn’t been raining, it is a red flag that you could have a water or sewer line issue.
Increase Water Bill: If you notice that your water bill has suddenly gone up without explanation, this could be a sign you have a leak somewhere in your water or sewer line.
Don’t let these things go unchecked because they can often be early signs of bigger things to come. By keeping an eye out for these warning signs and addressing any issues promptly, you can avoid major sewer line problems.
Solutions to Help Avoid Sewer line Problems:
Preventative Maintenance can help prevent sewer line and other plumbing problems from occurring in the first place.
Video Inspections: Just because you can’t see inside your pipes doesn’t mean we can’t get a good look at the issue. We can inspect the inside of your pipes to locate and identify a plumbing problem or blockage using a pipeline video camera.
Drain cleaning: Neglecting your drains can lead to major problems. Regular routine maintenance is recommended to help avoid emergency situations.
Hydro Jetting: Sewer and drain lines can get blocked with tree roots, grease, soap, oils, hair, leaves, dirt, minerals and a whole multitude of other materials. These blockages can lead to some serious problems. To clear the pipeline, a concentration of high pressure water blasts through obstructions until they are flushed out of the system.
Professional Plumber: Contacting a professional plumber when you detect a sewer problem is important because we have the expertise, tools, and equipment to accurately diagnose and fix the issue. Sewer problems can be complex, and attempting to fix them on your own can potentially make the problem worse and cause more damage. Professional plumbers have the necessary safety equipment and training to handle potential health hazards associated with sewage backups and other sewer-related issues.
Trinity Plumbing can ensure that the problem is fixed correctly the first time, saving you time and money in the long run. Contact Trinity Plumbing to diagnose and repair your sewer line issues.