Did you know that a leaky sewer line could be costing you hundreds of dollars
each month? It could be the reason your water bill is so much higher than
it was just a few short months ago or it could lead to a costly plumbing
catastrophe, and if you don’t know what to look for your bank account
will seem like it’s leaking, too! How can you tell if you need a
sewer line repair? Find out below!
Slow Drainage: A common indication of a blocked sewage system is when your pipes are
slow to drain. This can lead to things like erosion of PVC and/or cast
iron piping which can leave you in a world of trouble.
In the event that your bathtub, sink, or toilet are draining very slowly,
it may be due to a more severe issue like cracked pipes, or intrusion
of tree roots.
Foul Odors: Another telltale sign is the smell of sewer gas within your home. Under
normal conditions, your sewer line has airtight seal. But if it cracks,
chips or breaks, you may start to smell gas.
Mold Growth: If your sewage line breaks, it’s often followed by mold growth within
your walls and that’s the last thing you and your family need.
Backups and Blockages: Sewage systems usually backup in the lower opening of drain, which is
typically caused by a blockage in the sewer line. You may begin to notice
difficulty flushing the toilet completely or slow drainage in the sink
Old Piping: If you’ve lived in your home for more than 50 years and have never
made upgrades to the piping system, it’s time. Pipes are not meant
to last more than 50 years and often begin to wear down around this time.
If you notice one or more of the above signs, it’s time to call
a Minneapolis plumber who can conduct an in-depth sewer inspection. At
Hero Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we quickly and accurately diagnose the issue and will get right to work
making the necessary repairs.