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Signs of Sewer Line Troubles

split-sewer-pipeThe sewer line of your plumbing system is the main line that removes wastewater from your home and move it into the civic sewer system hygienically away from your property. Sewer lines are typically buried beneath your yard, which keeps them safe from damage that can come from weather-related wear and tear or animals. Unfortunately, though, that doesn’t mean they’re immune to all problems. After all, your landscaping could grow roots that infiltrate the sewer pipe. Even a shift in the ground can cause instability and damage.

Fortunately, all you need to do to get a qualified plumber in Lake Worth, FL is contact our team. We have the up-to-date equipment and methods needed to access your sewer line in order to repair leaks, clean out clogs, and address any other problems without needing to excavate the pipe. Of course, in order to know you have a problem with your sewer line, you have to know how to spot the signs. This can include (but isn’t limited to) the following:

  • Puddles in the Yard: A sewer line leak can produce odd puddles in the yard. They’ll often appear in areas that have no other corresponding cause.
  • Excess Greenery: The plants and grass in your yard will use a leaking sewer line as a source of fertilization. As we mentioned above, it’s even possible for tree roots to break through and create fissures in your pipes.
  • Slow Moving Drains: A clogged pipe or backup in your drains isn’t that uncommon in your home. When your sewer line is backed up, though it’ll probably leave all the drains in your house slow or nonfunctional. This is definitely not something that should be ignored if it happens in your home!
  • Mold and Bacteria Growth: Leaks in your sewer line can mean an explosion in mold growth and bacteria in your home. It’s never a good sign to have this on your property as it can make you ill, particularly if you already suffer from allergies or asthma.
  • Running Water: A sewer line leak can produce the sound of running or dripping water sometimes. The sound will usually be localized somewhere where there shouldn’t be any running water.
  • Foul Odors: As you’re probably very well aware there is a high level of gasses and similar odorous components that travel through your sewer line. If there’s a blockage or backup with this plumbing pipe, you’ll probably pick up on these strange odors.
  • Cracks in Foundation: Any liquid released from a sewer line can create pressure that damages the concrete of porches and pools, and may even impact the foundation of the home itself. Cracks typically indicate a problem that’s been around for awhile.
  • Sinkholes and Divots: If the ground around your sewer line is saturated with too much fluid, like form a leak beneath its surface, it can easy shift, resulting in divots in your yard—or even worse, a sinkhole, which can be dangerous.

Call the super friendly team at Admiral Plumbing for exceptional service!

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