Broken sewer lines are gross
Sinks, tubs, and toilets that are continually backing up may be due to more than just a clogged pipe. The problem could be caused by a cracked drainpipe in your home or yard.
When you know what to look for, you can identify the problem early and mitigate some of the potential damage.
5 Signs It Could be a Broken Sewer Line:
Sewer Gas Odor - While it can be easy to ignore or explain away a strange smell coming from your drains, these odors are often the clearest sign that you could have a cracked drainpipe.
Slow Drains – Slow draining tubs and sinks are among the most common issues to plague homeowners. If you’ve tried to DIY a drain cleanout but your basin still isn’t draining, there could be a larger issue at play.
Clogs and Backups – If multiple drains are clogging or backing up, the issue likely isn’t with the individual fixture but with the main line instead.
Lawn Changes – If one area of your lawn is lush and green while the lawn around it is brown and dry, it could be a cracked sewer line. The water and nutrients from your leaking sewer line act as excellent fertilizers, but, for obvious reasons, this method of irrigation is not recommended long-term. Your lawn may also have become soggy and/or stinky. A swampy yard can attract insects and rodents which bring on another set of problems.
Broken slabs and wall cracks - Sewer line breaks can drain directly toward your foundation, and left unaddressed, will cause cracks and leaks in the foundation. This is one of the worst-case scenarios of a neglected sewer line, and one of the main reasons to have your sewer checked regularly by Transou’s.
If you think you may have an issue with your sewer line, it’s time to dig up the yard and bust open the floors to find the problem.
Wait a min, whoa there.
Once upon a time, “Trenching” (digging) sewer repair was the only option for sewer repair, but that’s not the case anymore. Thanks to our sewer inspection camera, along with a suite of other plumbing equipment, we can identify and fix damaged sewer lines without digging up your beautiful yard!
Using the equipment, technicians can visually identify most fractures, breaks, root damage, and corrosion. Once we know what the problem is, we’ll know how to fix it in the most efficient way possible.
If there is something stopped up or smelly in your house… meaning the pipes… give Transou’s a call.
Did you know
Hot water is usually the second biggest energy expense in a home, often about 18% of a typical household’s electric bill. A poorly performing water heater can cost you several times more, in addition to constantly running out of heated water!