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Signs That The Sewer Line Is Failing

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Sewer line repair is one of the most feared jobs by homeowners. The repair of the sewer line by a professional plumbing service is the best option because they are the ones who are trained to do the job and have the necessary tools.

In that sense, it is important to determine first in which part of the pipe the failure is located, remember that the sewer line is the responsibility of the property owner from the house to the street.

Usually, in this area, tree roots can grow through the pipes and cause a blockage known as root intrusion. There may also be accumulated dirt that can clog the pipe.

However, it’s not all bad; there are ways to save a lot of money and time. The important thing in these cases is to quickly determine what is happening to the sewer line.

Signs to Look for a Plumbing Service to Determine if the Sewer Line is Plugged

Slowly draining sinks, bathtubs and showers

Usually the slow drainage of these elements of the home tend to cause many problems, and the immediate solution we use is to throw a liquid composed of aggressive chemicals that do not solve the problem at all, but rather can make matters worse by eroding the pipe, especially if it is metallic.

A slow-draining pipe is often the first indication of a larger plumbing problem. To fix this problem, call a professional plumber as soon as possible. 

A professional plumber can provide an expert assessment of the best way to maintain your home’s sewer system.

Strange Sounds And Odors In The Pipeline

Strong odors and unusual sounds are other common characteristics of a sewer line problem. Repair may be necessary if your toilet is making strange noises.

Leaks and Moisture in Basements

Sewer damage can cause extra moisture to seep through the foundation of your home. If you see cracks, fissures or cracks around your home’s foundation, or moisture in your basement walls, it’s best to check to see what’s causing the failures to prevent further damage.

Changing Toilet Water Levels

In the morning, you may notice that the water level in the toilet bowl is below normal. If the levels are changing it is often a problem in the house sewer line.

Increasing Pest Populations

Malfunctioning sewer lines commonly attract mice, rats and other pests. In this situation, it is best to have a drainage inspection of your home.

Usually very old houses tend to suffer from these problems. The main reason the sewer line starts to fail is because the drainage pipe is already obsolete and starts to crack.

In this situation, it is best to place a video camera inspection and corroborate the exact point of failure. This way you will avoid having to make an expensive and uncomfortable excavation.

If you wish to inspect your pipes contact us, at Mr. Poronga we are here to assist you and provide you with the best plumbing service in town.