The majority of a home’s plumbing is hidden from your daily view, so how are you supposed to know when you need to call the professionals for sewer line repair?
While you can’t keep the sewer lines themselves in your sight, you can keep your eyes peeled for key signs that something is wrong below ground. Know these common indicators that you need sewer line repair and you’ll be able to solve your plumbing problem before it becomes a major issue.
Inconsistent water level in the toilet bowl
If you notice that one day your toilet bowl is full and the next it’s holding barely any water, it’s not just a plumbing anomaly. This inconsistency is a good indication that there is a clog somewhere in your sewer system. When left unattended, that clog has the potential to cause significant — and smelly — backups.
A funky smell
Sometimes your nose will be your best tool to notice sewer line issues. If you smell sewage in your basement, backyard, or anywhere else on your property, call a plumber as soon as possible. A sewer in optimal condition is airtight and won’t release these concerning smells.
Soggy spots in your yard
A sewage leak will often result in significant pooling in your yard. Not only can this pooling cause the unpleasant smell, but 10% of households in the U.S. have leaks in their plumbing that have the potential of wasting up to 90 gallons of water every day. Take note of the location of the soggy spots and tell your plumber so that they are better able to locate the source of the issue.
A drain that takes a while to empty may be slowing down because of a blockage forming in the sewage system. As soon as you notice your shower, sink, or toilet draining slowly, call a plumber for an assessment. If all of your drains start slowing down at once, you may be dealing with something more serious than a clog and will need professional assistance as soon as possible.
The ability to spot a problem in your home early on can mean the difference between a destroyed system and a quick fix. Be sure to contact the experienced professionals at The Darville Company for sewer line repair, HVAC services, and water heater repair you can rely on.