Sewer line repairs can become both messy and costly. All of your home’s drains empty there, so problems with your sewer line can have serious repercussions. To avoid sewage in your sinks or the destruction of your yard, call for repair at the first signs of trouble. You can recognize a need for sewer line repair through attention to a few factors.
A malfunctioning sewer line can create terrible smells both in your home and outside. The smell of sewage can indicate two things: you have a leak in your sewer line, or a major obstruction. Obstructions become problematic because they prevent the passage of both sewage and methane. Leaks can make your yard a repository for sewage. Either way, you need immediate and professional service.
Slow drains at multiple points around your house suggest a sluggish or clogged sewer line. Even if you remain careful about what you put down your drains, outside factors can still clog your line. Tree roots, for example, can penetrate and block a sewer line. As the clogs worsens, you could eventually see sewage bubble up through your drains.
A sewer line leak can act as fertilizer in your yard. You can detect this through the incongruous growth or lushness of certain areas. The leak will also attract pests such as rodents and insects. You may see these throughout your yard, or even within your home.