If your sewer line breaks or has other issues, it is something you will want to fix as soon as possible. Do you know how to recognize whether your sewage line needs repair? When you know the signs, you can get those repairs done a lot sooner — which can help prevent bigger issues from occurring later.
Not sure what to look for? Here are a few of the most common signs you may need a sewage line repair.
Changes in Your Yard
The bulk of your sewage system is buried in your yard. There are a few things to watch for in your landscaping near the site that could mean there's an issue, such as:
- Soggy or raised patches of grass: Leakage out of your sewage lines can cause small areas of extra moisture in your yard. The leakage can cause the area to balloon up very slightly, too.
- Unusually lush patches of grass: It is the same principle of why farmers use manure to improve their soil. If you see a patch of grass that is greener or a flower bed that is lusher than others, it might mean there is a leak in your sewage system.
- Odors: Leaking sewage will have a distinct odor. If you smell it in your yard, you know there is probably a leak somewhere in the system.
While the bulk of the sewage system is outside of your home, signs that it is not working correctly can be indoors, too, such as:
- Gurgling toilets: If your toilet begins making gurgling sounds that are not usually there, it may mean something is wrong.
- Low water levels: Occasionally your toilet can have lower levels. If this does not correct itself, though, the sewage system likely is not moving water through properly.
- Slow draining: When your bathtub or sinks are not draining quickly, a clog may be the culprit. A broken or malfunctioning sewage system could be another explanation if unclogging it does not fix the problem.
- Backup: Seeing sewage coming back up where it is not supposed to is one of the most obvious signs of a broken sewage system.
- Odors: A working sewage system will not give off any smells. If you do smell it, it is probably time to call the plumber.
If you notice any of these signs of a broken sewage system inside or outside your home, call a professional. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Oneida, we are ready to inspect your system and come up with the best solution. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.