To catch sewer problems as quickly as possible, it is important to be aware of the common warning signs, such as:
- Water pooling in basement or yard
- Odor of mold, mildew, or sewage
- Frequent backups in drains or multiple simultaneous backups
- Heightened pest activity
- Soggy patches in yard or lawn
Be sure to call your plumber immediately if you notice any of these indicators. They can inspect your sewer lines with a drain camera to identify any issues. Even if they don’t find any signs of trouble, you’ll have peace of mind that your sewer pipes are in good condition. It is better to check for a problem that isn’t there than it is to miss an issue that can quickly get worse and cause significant damage to your home’s foundation.
After completing their initial inspection, your plumber can let you know their plans for completing the sewer repair. Modern trenchless methods enable sewer services technicians to reline pipes from the inside, effectively sealing them without the need for digging up your landscaping. If the damage is extreme, though, full sewer installation may be necessary, which could require digging a trench.