When a sewer line problem happens, it usually comes as a surprise. This is because naturally, most people don’t notice problems nor do they know to look for problems with their sewer line. Although these drain pipes are constructed for durability, they can still suffer from damage and require repair or replacement. This is especially true for older pipes constructed from iron or galvanized steel. These materials are prone to corrosion over time.
If your home was built before 1970, you may be more prone to sewer line problems than those in newer homes. In addition to age though, your sewer lines can be damaged due to tree and plant roots growing into them, or ground-shifts due to natural disasters or construction. All that being said though, how do you know if and when you need a professional pipeline inspection? We’ve listed some signs to watch out for below.
Multiple Drain Clogs
If you have a clog in your kitchen sink, but also notice one in your bathroom, this could be a sign of a serious problem. The obstruction is probably deep within your sewer line, not close enough to the drain for a typical cleaning tool to reach.
Sewage Odor or Backup
If you think you smell a sewage odor, this should definitely not be ignored. If you notice that drainage has backed up into your tubs and sinks then this is definitely a serious problem. You’ll want to invest in pipeline inspection services so we can determine why this happened and prevent it from happening again.
Damp Patches/ Water Damage
A leak in your sewer line could leave part of the lawn damp and smelly. You might even notice that one patch of grass grows faster than the others, from being naturally fertilized. You may also notice water stains around the perimeter of your home or in your basement. If you see any of these signs, it’s important to call for inspection right away.
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