7 Signs It’s Time To Get Your Sewer Lines Professionally Inspected

by Sep 14, 2020Blog, Sewer Service

If you are like most people you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your septic system. Often, it’s not something we think about until there is a problem. 

Unfortunately, problems with sewer lines – if not addressed quickly – can become nasty, expensive, and time-consuming. 

To avoid these big issues from forming, you should learn how to read the signs that your sewer lines should be inspected and learn how taking some simple steps – such as regular sewer inspections and sewer cleaning – can save you a lot of hassle. 

Today, Marquez Plumbing wants to share with you some of the telltale signs that your sewer lines need a professional inspection – or an emergency plumber!

1. A Foul Sewer Smell In And Around Your Home

One big and rather disgusting sign that you should have your sewer lines looked at soon is if you can smell your sewage. 

Gross, right? This is a pretty common issue. It can be caused by a few things like a leak, crack, or blockages in your sewer lines.

This is a pretty obvious sign that there is a problem, but a professional can come and tell you exactly what the problem is and fix it promptly.

2.Unusually Slow Drainage 

If you have noticed that your drains are going down super slow, it’s usually a sign of a problem. 

Slow drainage might not seem like a huge issue, but it can be a clue into bigger issues such as a problem with the pipe connected to the fixture (like a sink), a broken sewer line, or even from tree roots invading your sewer lines or obstructing pathways.

It is a wise idea to have a plumber come and take a look at your system if you notice slow drainage. This little sign of bigger issues can save you a lot of time and money later on. 

3. Blockages And Backups 

One telltale sign of sewer line issues is if your system is backing up or having blockages. Be sure to address this issue quickly, because at the very least you may need a thorough sewer cleaning.

Plumbing Plus says,

 “If you’re experiencing clogs or water backflow, it is a sign that you have some sort of drain or sewer problem. If you see water backing up when you flush your toilet or use the sink or the bathtub, you should know it’s also a sign of trouble. If you’re experiencing regular backups and your attempts to clear the line fail, make sure you contact a plumber to schedule a sewer inspection.”

This can get nasty fast so don’t hesitate to call in the professionals.

4. Patches Of Grass That Are Extra Green

This is a sign of a septic system and sewer line issue that is often missed. Nice green grass certainly does not seem like a problem. 

However, a patch of grass that is unusually green and lush may be an indicator of a crack in your sewer. 

If you notice this by itself or in combination with some of the other issues we are discussing, make sure to have your system looked at right away. 

A crack in your lines can cause a lot of problems if they are left alone.

5. Septic Wastewater Collecting In Your Yard

If water from your sewer begins to pool in your yard this can be a sign of a full septic tank or a crack somewhere in your system. 

This can be unsanitary and should be handled immediately. Be sure to call you plumber ASAP if you notice septic water in your yard.

In the meantime block off the area, so no children or pets can get into the septic water.

6. Reduced Water Levels

Low or irregular water levels are not only inconvenient, but they can also indicate issues with your sewer lines.

Eyman Plumbing, Heating & Air says,

“One top sign of sewage problems is if the water levels in the toilets of your home are low or change regularly. If there’s a different level each day or if your toilets bubble or make weird noises, it’s time to get your pipes checked out.

Low or fluctuating water levels can signal bigger problems with your sewage line only a thorough inspection will reveal.”

Don’t hesitate to call your local plumber and have this looked at.

7. Water Bills That Are Higher Than Normal 

Money speaks, so if you start noticing your water bill increasing despite your efforts to lower it than it may be a sign of a problem in your sewer lines.

Nobody wants to be throwing money out for no reason. So make sure to have your sewer lines inspected if you notice a random increase in your water bill. 

Having your system inspected and/or repaired can end up saving you a lot of money. 

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