As homeowners, we are all faced with all sorts of plumbing challenges from time to time. From clogged drains and leaking toilets, the challenges can be many. Though many of the plumbing issues that arise are common, there is one complex problem that can occur that can leave homeowners in the dark. Sewer line problems that are left unattended to can lead to costly plumbing repairs over time.
An unsuspecting problem with a sewer line can cause damage not only to your property and landscaping but to your home as well. With that said, the team of highly experienced plumbers here at Steve Mull Plumbing wants to provide you with the insight needed to help you recognize when there is a problem with the line leading to your sewer early on to help avoid serious plumbing issues and repairs.
Indicators that a Potential Sewer Line Problem Exists
Let’s take this time to discuss some of the obvious indicators.
- Clogged Drains – Every home is faced with a clogged drain from time to time. However, if you find that you are experiencing drain clogs frequently then chances are you have a much more serious plumbing issue going on. If you have made every effort to resolve drain clogs that continue to occur and all to no avail, then it may very well be that the source of the problem does not lie within your home’s plumbing system but rather lies within the sewer line itself.
- An Unpleasant Odor Coming from Your Plumbing Pipes – If you have noticed ongoing unpleasant smells coming from your plumbing system this can be a sign that sewage has made its way into the pipes. Typically, if you have a blockage of any kind in the plumbing pipes you may begin to notice a bad odor as a result of the gases that are coming through the plumbing system. When the line becomes clogged or blocked, your indoor plumbing system begins to malfunction when flushing a toilet or draining water down the pipes. Waste may not be able to pass through the pipes as a result of a blockage thereby causing foul smelling gases to be emitted into your home. When this occurs, it is important that you reach out to our team here at Steve Mull Plumbing to prevent any actual sewage from backing up into the drains in your home.
- Sewage On Your Property – Clogged pipes can lead to water backups and even sewage making its way into your living space. However, some sewer line problems can result in sewage appearing in your yard. When this occurs, it usually means that the line to the sewer is actually clogged causing the wastewater in your home to reroute itself. The wastewater will then make its way to the sewer clean out which serves to prevent dangerous gases from making their way into your home. When the wastewater and sewage backs up in the sewer clean out, it will then appear on your property, something we all surely want to avoid.
When any of the above indicators are present, do not delay, but rather contact our team of experts right away. Our team of certified plumbers and specialists will come out to your home, identify the source of the problem and where the blockages have occurred. Our team utilizes a special sewer camera to pinpoint the blockage as well as detect any other potential issues with the sewer line. Other problems can include, but not be limited to, cracks and breaks in plumbing pipes or corrosion problems that may exist. Once the problem is identified, a power snake is used to break down the clog. After service has been completed, we will test your home drains and toilets to be sure that everything is back on track and operating properly.
For all your plumbing needs, including sewer line problems, look to the professionals here at Steve Mull Plumbing. We look forward to serving you and to ensuring that the plumbing system in your home is safe and functioning properly season after season. Don’t get caught with sewage in your home. Schedule your service call today!