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 or shower.
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.