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The Common And Lesser-Known Signs Of A Sewer Line Problem

Many homeowners are not even aware that they own a sewer line. So it comes as no shock that they have no understanding of the typical indications of a sewer line issue brewing in their yard. And without understanding the early signs of trouble, they are caught off guard when there is a nasty sewage backup flooding their home. However, had they known the common and less commonly known signs of sewer line issues, they could have taken proactive steps to avoid a raw sewage backup’s contamination and unpleasantness.

Sewer Gas Odor

The smell of sewer gas is hard to miss. And it is a dead giveaway that there is a significant issue in your drain and sewer line. The odor might only be noticeable outside or inside your home near a drain. But regardless of where you notice that rank smell, the meaning is the same. You need to call a professional plumber to investigate your drains and sewer line to locate the blockage, leak, or damage and correct it before further damage to your home occurs.

Frequent Backups

It is not uncommon for a home to experience a clogged drain or toilet once in a while. But when you are battling frequent clogged showers or slow clearing sinks, the issue is beyond what a pan of hot water or some baking soda and vinegar will correct. And the same is true of reoccurring toilet clogs. If you are regularly plunging, there is a problem that requires a professional. And don’t be fooled by issues in the various drains in your home. All of the drains and toilets flow into a single sewer line. So a problem with your home’s sewer line can have an impact on any sink, tub, shower, or toilet. Don’t ignore this valuable warning from your sewer line. Call in a licensed plumber to correct the problem.

Less Commonly Recognized Signs Of Sewer Line Trouble

Very few homeowners are ever upset by a lush green lawn. But when only part of your lawn is a deep and vivid green, there is probably a leak in your sewer line. Not only does the water leaking from the pipe keep that section of your grass green, but the waste works like a natural fertilizer to encourage some very vigorous growth. Walking through the lush area, you might even discover that the added moisture has surfaced, and the ground is very soft. The fastest way to correct this issue is to call your favorite plumber for a camera inspection of your sewer line to locate and repair any leaks and damage.

Mold issues in a bathroom are not all that uncommon in humid environments. But if you live in an area that is not ultra-humid and have never experienced mold issues in the past, it is cause for concern. A sewer line issue is often to blame for the increase in humidity that allows mold to thrive indoors. The drain pipes funnel the moisture back into the bathroom, creating an ideal blend of dampness and temperature to allow mold to thrive. If you have scrubbed and cleaned but can’t stop an unexpected mold outbreak, a call to your plumber could be the solution you are looking for.  A camera inspection of your home’s drain pipes will reveal any leaks or issues contributing to the humidity and mold issue.

At the first signs of a sewer line issue, call (214) 388-4525. A Metroplex Leak & Line licensed plumber will arrive with the latest technology to discover any problems in your home’s drains or sewer line.

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