sewer line repair

How To Know Your Plumbing System Needs Sewer Line Repair

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.

Slow drain

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.

heating and air

4 Warning Signs Your HVAC Needs Repairs

No matter the season, a sudden HVAC breakdown can be a huge hassle. During the summer, an air conditioning breakdown makes for a sticky, grumpy day in the hot air. In the winter, a sudden loss of heat might be even more disruptive for your family.

Luckily, major HVAC breakdowns can be prevented with regular maintenance and careful observation. Heating and cooling units usually give clues that warn homeowners when maintenance is overdue.

If you notice any of the following unusual HVAC behaviors, contact a heating and air professional for an inspection and possible repair. Quick action will ensure that your minor HVAC malfunction doesn’t become a major catastrophe:

Warning Signs Your HVAC Needs Repair

1. Moisture or Leaks

When your cooling system leaks, it’s probably time for air conditioning repair. In some cases, moisture dripping from the unit is not water but a type of refrigerant leak, which can pose health risks to your family and should be addressed at once. If the leak is only water, there still could be a problem with the air conditioner. This might be a crack in the drain tube that redirects condensation. Though this problem is less serious than a refrigerant leak, unattended moisture may eventually lead to mold growth or rust. Call HVAC services to handle any and all air conditioning leaks before they become a problem.

2. Unusual Sounds

Another common indicator of HVAC malfunction is the presence of banging, screeching, or rattling sounds. An HVAC in good condition is nearly silent, so call HVAC repair services if you notice new or disruptive sounds coming from your heating and air system.

3. Bad Odors

A musty or foul odor can indicate that your HVAC has developed mold, which could lead to negative health symptoms for those with allergy or asthma. If the smell is more pungent, your wire insulation may have burned out. These and any other smell-related issues should be addressed promptly to avoid further HVAC complications.

4. Poor Air Flow

A well-maintained HVAC unit efficiently and effectively circulates the air in your home, ensuring that warmth or coolness is distributed equally. If you notice that your home just isn’t as comfortable as it used to be, or if you feel very weak air flow from your HVAC vents, call repair services to come take a look at your unit.

An HVAC unit can last your family for an average of 12 years or more. However, your heating and air conditioning unit won’t last nearly as long if you ignore signs that it needs repair work. Take actions when you notice any of the signs above to protect your HVAC from more significant damage.

For more information or to schedule an appointment in the Odessa-Midland and Permian Basin areas, contact Darville Air Conditioning and Plumbing today!

Darville in the Spotlight

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We at The Darville Company are proud of our history. We’re proud of Odessa, a community we’re so blessed to serve.

Mark recently had an opportunity to visit with the Odessa American about our company’s history – read the story here.