Your sewer lines are an important part of your plumbing and they should be cared for as much as possible to prevent them from breaking. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that can happen that can crack a sewer pipe. When this occurs, you need to act quick to not only fix the broken sewer line, but also prevent damage from happening to the rest of your property. Here are some ways to recognize a sewer line needs repaired in your San Francisco home.
One potential sign you may see is an obvious sewage backup in the toilet or in the bathtub. If you do not take care of your pipes, allowing a buildup of hair and debris, or toilet paper, it can result in the backup of your sewage. If there is too much, the pipe can crack, releasing the sewage into other parts of your home or yard.
Low Water In the Toilet
Normally, when you flush the toilet, the bowl and tank will both fill back up with water. However, if there is a cracked sewer line that is releasing water elsewhere, the toilet may not receive as much water. You will notice that there is less water in the bowl or tank and this may be a sign to call a professional plumber.
Strange Gurgling from Your Toilet
Because a cracked sewer pipe can cause the sewage to back up, it also means a backup of air going down the drain. As drain passes the clog that is causing the problems, it can create a loud, strange gurgling sound coming from the toilet. The moment you hear this should be your sign to call a plumber for help.
Our team at Mr. Rooter of San Francisco is here to help you get the results you need, repairing your problems as effectively as possible. You can count on us to get the job done right.
Call us today to schedule an appointment for plumbing repairs.