As homeowners, we all know the many problems that a toilet clogs or drain clogs can cause. Though these problems are common, often times bigger, more complex problems exist that we simply do not recognize. Being able to identify sewer line problems early on can definitely save you from costly damages to your home and even your landscaping. It can be somewhat challenging to determine the true source of your plumbing problems, which is why the professionals here at Steve Mull Plumbing want to offer our valued clients insight on how to recognize sewer line problems.
We have all experienced drain clogs in our homes, but if you find yourself experiencing frequent drain clogs then more than likely you have yourself a much bigger problem. If you are unable to resolve the problem with drain unclogging methods and they just keep on keeping on, then the problem may very well lie with your sewer line rather than your normal indoor plumbing pipes.
Sewage that Appears in Your Yard
There are some plumbing pipe clogs on the inside of your home that can ultimately result in sewage or water backups. If, however, sewage appears in your yard, then obviously the real problem is well beyond your house itself. When a sewer line becomes clogged, wastewater from your home may not be able to find a safe passage to the sewer. If the wastewater stumbles on a clog that will simply not allow it to pass, it will have to find another route. Usually the alternate route is the sewer-clean out which is accountable for relieving pressure within the sewer line and preventing any harmful gases from getting into the air. When sewage backs up into your sewer clean-out it can then emerge into your yard.
A Noticeable Bad Smell to Your Pipes
If you are noticing any bad smells coming from your pipes, this is usually an indication that sewage is about to come up through the pipes. The gases coming through the plumbing are responsible for the bad smell of your pipes and is only caused by a blockage in your sewer line. When the line gets clogged, your indoor plumbing is not able to work appropriately when evacuating into the sewer with each flush of a toilet or with draining water. The waste that is not allowed to pass through the pipes, actually emits horrible gases into your living space. When this occurs, it is definitely time to call in the pros. You want to avoid having actual sewage back up into your drains, so make certain you do not delay, but rather call on the experts here at Steve Mull Plumbing.
The Perfect Fix Every Time
If you notice any of the above scenarios, then don’t waste a single moment. Give a shout out to the highly skilled and trained plumbers here at Steve Mull Plumbing. We will identify and locate the sewer blockages with the use of a sewer camera. These same innovative cameras can also spot or detect other serious issues with the sewer line as well, such as a crack or break in a plumbing pipe.
When our professionals identify the clog, they can easily break it up with a power snake. Once the clog has been resolved we will inspect all the plumbing in your house making certain that all toilets are flushing properly and all drains are draining. As we mentioned above, detecting sewer line clogs early on can certainly help to minimize the frustration and challenges you will face. If you are uncertain about a potential sewer line problem, then give a call out to the skilled plumbers here at Steve Mull Plumbing and schedule a sewer line inspection today.
There is surely no plumbing problem too big or too small for our friendly and certified plumbers. If you are experiencing any type of plumbing issues, then surely you have come to the right place. Contact us today for the perfect fix. We look forward to serving you and send along our wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!!