A sewage backup can cause major issues with your home, so it is important to know the signs that your sewer is in need of repair before further damage can be done. At 412 Plumbing, we’ve put together a guide to the signs that you may need a trenchless sewer repair.
Areas Around Your Home Have Strange Smells
While sewage has a very noticeable smell, it can be difficult to find the source of it when it is coming up through your home. Sewage will either smell musty or like mildew. Be sure to pay attention to the smells around your home, particularly around your drains.
If you think you smell sewage, be sure to contact your local plumber immediately. Sewer lines that are in good shape do not release smells into your home. When the smell of sewage is lingering around your home, then it is likely the sewer line is damaged.
Your Drains are Draining Slow or Not at All
Drains that are slow are one of the most common plumbing problems that homeowners experience. While they are a common problem, they are also a serious problem. The only wat to determine how bad your drain is clogged is to call a plumber. Attempting to remove the clog on your own using a chemical drain cleaner, puts your plumbing at risk for damage and won’t unclog the drain.
Minor clogs can be quickly and easily by your plumber. If your drains are moving slowly due to an issue with your sewer line, there is no DIY Repair method that can fix the damage. It will require a plumber experienced in trenchless sewer repair to fix the damage.
Gurgling Noises Are Coming from the Toilets
Each toilet in your house makes noise after you flush it, but it shouldn’t start making noises if it isn’t being used. If you notice sounds of water running or bubbling coming up through the bowl, your sewer line is damaged.
Oftentimes, the bubbling is a precursor to sewage back up. This also happens when the water from the toilet comes across a clog in your sewer line.
When the sewer line is damaged or clogged, it forces the water back up into your toilet, which causes air bubbles to displace the water in the toilet. If the issue isn’t resolved as soon as possible, you can end up with sewage backing up into your home.
Your Toilet Backs Up When Flushed
In many cases, people don’t realize they have an issue with their sewer line until their toilet begins to back up. With a clogged sewer line, the backup coming into the home is not likely to be clean water. Whether your toilet backs up with clean water or raw sewage, you should turn off the water supply located at the back of your toilet and call your plumber as soon as possible.
Your Grass is Extremely Green
Sewage can make your patchy lawn look lush and bright green. While you may love the way it makes your lawn look, it means that you have a major plumbing issue beneath the surface.
Take a walk around your lawn and keep an eye out for patches of grass that are greener than the rest of the lawn. You will also want to look for areas where plants have popped up without additional fertilizer. If you notice these signs, call your plumber immediately before you end up with sewage backing up into your home.
Soft Spot and Puddles Present in Your Yard
If you have an issue with your sewer line, you will likely see puddles and soft spots in your lawn and landscaping. In between the days when you water your lawn and landscape, take a walk around your yard and look for puddles and listen for squelching noises as you walk through. You will also want to listen for running water, which could be leaking from your sewer line.
You Have Mold on Your Walls
If you have damaged pipes or damaged sewer lines, the humidity in your home will be increased, which usually results in mildew and mold growth on the walls as well as parts of the house without any plumbing fixtures.
Discoloration on the wall or any strange colors spreading out from the base of the toilet is a sure sign that you need to contact a plumber.
Pests are More Prevalent on Your Property
Pests such as mice and rats love the smells and dampness from the sewer, so if you’ve noticed more of these pests around your house, it is possible that you have an issue with your sewer line. This issue needs to be fixed as soon as possible to keep rats and mice from infesting your home and nesting in your walls.
To resolve this problem, you will need to contact a plumber to deal with the sewer damage and a pest control professional to handle the infestation.
Trenchless Sewer Repair Services in South Hills
If you have noticed any of these signs, contact the experts at 412 Plumbing for trenchless sewer repair. Rather than tear up your yard with heavy machinery and extensive digging, our trenchless sewer technology allows us to fix your damaged sewer line without disrupting your yard or daily life.
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