Problems with Sewer Lines
One of the most common problems with sewer lines are clogs. A blocked sewer line can be inconvenient at best and cause expensive damage at worst. Clogs aren’t the only problem that can occur, though. Sewer lines can leak and even burst, sometimes due to corrosion or simply wear and tear over the years. Certain types of pipes—such as clay, for example—are more likely to rupture. It’s important to know the signs of a sewer problem so you can have it taken care of right away.
Some of the indications you need sewer line repair in Rockwall include:
- There is a smell of sewage in your home
- Multiple drains are clogging and repeatedly backing up
- Gurgling sounds are coming from the pipes and drains
- Debris is backing up in your water
- You find extra green and lush grass patches in your yard
The odor of sewage may be faint or extremely noticeable, and it may permeate your entire home. If you have an odor problem that you can’t identify, a sewer line problem may be to blame. Another indicator are clogged drains throughout your home. They may drain slowly or not at all, and water may back up into tubs and sinks. While it may appear that the problem is with your home’s internal plumbing, it may actually be a sewer issue.
If you need sewer line replacement or repair, you may also notice debris in the water that backs up. It may be discolored and have an unpleasant smell. Gurgling noises may emanate from your drains and pipes, which is another signal something’s wrong. These noises may occur during or after your run the faucet or flush the toilet.
One of the lesser-known signs of sewer line problems is one or more areas of your lawn that are greener than others. You may notice an area of grass that’s growing faster or thicker. While this might seem favorable, it actually indicates the opposite. These overgrown patches of grass can be a signature sign of a leaking sewer pipe.
Plumbers typically use high-tech cameras to diagnose sewer line issues. From there, the right type of repair can be determined. In the case of antique pipes, a new installation may be required. If the problem ends up being a simple clog, your plumber can use hydro jet technology or a snaking technique to eradicate the problem.
Many factors can cause sewer lines, including tree roots, blockages, corrosion, and even changing temperatures. Homes with pipes over 50 years old, cast iron pipes, or clay pipes are especially prone to pipe bursting. Our plumbers can assess the cause of the issue with our high-resolution sewer camera inspection equipment, then provide a solution customized for your specific needs. Whether you need hydro jetting, snaking, or a full replacement, our expert team at Bacon Plumbing Heating Air Electric is here to help!