Sewer Line Repair
For obvious reasons, issues with your sewer lines can be even more distressing than issues with water pipes or other plumbing fixtures.
Additionally, sewer back-ups are the one thing that most home insurance policies simply don’t cover. Because our sewer lines are out of sight and out of mind much of the time, it can be difficult to detect the warning signs that signal you to call in a sewer line repair service, like Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling.
With the right knowledge, though, a vigilant homeowner can stop a major issue before it occurs.
If you notice any of these telltale signs of sewer line problems, call a professional as soon as possible. While it’s no fun to deal with a sewer problem as a homeowner, getting the repairs your home needs can prevent much larger – and costlier – problems from taking over your home and time.
This one can be tricky because if the smell of your sewer line is escaping into your home, it can be subtle at first. You might think there’s an odd musty smell in your home or that there might even be mildew or mold growing somewhere you can’t pinpoint.
How can you tell that you have a problem with the sewer line? If the smell is stronger around your drains, then you can be fairly certain you’ve found the problem. A properly functioning sewer line will keep odors trapped inside and away from your home. A line that needs to be repaired will send bad scents up and into your home.
It’s normal for toilets to be loud when they’re flushed. But if they’re making a gurgling or bubbling noise when they’re not in use, that’s cause for concern.
The bubbling sound comes from the toilet’s water bumping into a blockage in the sewer line and being forced to return to the toilet bowl. This movement causes air bubbles to replace the water in your toilet – a frustrating issue that can quickly become a major problem.
This is a common issue, but it can be a sign of a major problem. While it may be tempting to turn to chemical cleaners, there are some problems with this. Not only do they leave behind a harsh smell, but these products don’t truly fix the issue and can wreak havoc on your plumbing by pushing the clog further down the drain or chemically eroding your pipes.
For a clogged drain, a DIY hack just won’t do the trick. Calling in a plumber is the best way to either permanently remove whatever is clogging the drain or get a proper diagnosis of what’s going on in your pipes.
If flushing the toilet results in the toilet being backed up, you can be certain you’ve got a sewer line issue. If your toilet is backing up with raw sewage or water, turn off the water supply at the back of the toilet and call in a professional.
This one’s a double whammy. If your sewer line needs repair, then the smells and warmth of your home are going to be drawing in pests like rats and mice. If the problem goes on for too long, they could begin nesting in your walls.
The right move here is to call a professional plumber to fix the sewer line (to avoid attracting more pests), as well as your pest control expert (to handle the current infestation).
Long story short: If critters are visiting you, it’s time to take action immediately.
Issues with your sewage lines and pipes can lead to increased humidity in your home, providing the perfect opportunity for mold and mildew to grow on your walls. While this can be an HVAC issue, there’s a good chance the discoloration you’re seeing is a sewage line problem – especially if there’s strange discoloration near the base of your toilet.
Even if you water your yard, moisture on your lawn should be gone in a few hours. If you’re noticing that the grass is not drying and your steps sink in with a squelching noise, the problem is likely water coming from a leak in your sewage system.
Is your lawn looking suspiciously luscious? Are plants suddenly sprouting up without the help of fertilizer? This can be a result of a crack in your sewer line – especially if that gorgeous green is sprouting up in patches. And while a sewer line problem might be giving your lawn new life right before summer, it’s an unfortunate warning sign that a bigger sewage issue is on the way.
If you’ve been searching for “sewer line repair near me,” Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling has the equipment and know-how you need to get through a repair without a pricey – or smelly – catastrophe. We’ve seen every plumbing issue before and know exactly how to help you care for your home and family.