All the plumbing in your home is connected and flows down toward the sewer. These pipes are all usually hidden within the walls of your home, under the floor, and underground, so it is often easy to forget about them. However, sewer problems are not something that should be ignored. Not only can they be really nasty to deal with, but they can also cause a lot of damage and cost a lot of money to fix. Knowing what signs to look for will help you detect a sewer problem before it becomes a nightmare. If you find yourself already in the nightmare contact Drain Wizards and we will solve any issues.
- Increased water bill – an unexplained increase in your water bill could be the result of a leak or a sewer problem. Water is obviously going somewhere, but not necessarily where it is supposed to go.
- Frequent clogs – if you are experiencing clogs in your toilet, shower, tub, or sinks, they may not actually be the kind of clog you are thinking of. The blockage may have nothing to do with those individual things, and it may be a sign that you have a sewer problem. All the plumbing in your home is connected to the sewer line, and if that is having issues, it could cause clogs further up the line.
- Greener grass in certain parts of your yard – if there are certain areas of your lawn that are greener or growing better than other places, it could be caused by some extra “fertilizer”. A leak in the sewer line could be sending waste out into your lawn. While thick green grass may look great, it isn’t healthy for you or your neighbors.
- Gross smells from yard or basement – the green grass may be accompanied by a nasty smell because sewage is leaking in your yard, or possibly in your basement. A leaking sewer line is not only gross, it is also a health issue.
- Slow draining in toilets and drains – if you notice that there are multiple toilets or drains that are slow to drain, that is a warning sign of a bigger problem. If the sewer line gets backed up, it can cause problems up the line because the draining water doesn’t have the space it needs to flow out.
- Gurgling – all the piping in your home is connected. If you notice your toilet making strange noises, when you flush, or at other times, this could be a sign of a sewer problem and it is something you should look into before it becomes a bigger issue.
- Sinkholes – while these are things we see in the news, they can also happen right in our own backyard (or front!). Some signs of a sinkhole forming can be a patch of grass that is wetter or greener than other areas or a lower area that has sunken down. Pavement cracks can also be a warning sign. These can be caused by a broken sewer line or a water main line that has ruptured. Catching these early is important because they can be dangerous to people and property.
If you notice any of these signs, do not wait for a more “definitive” signal – contact Drain Wizard today. Sewer problems are expensive and unsanitary so the longer you wait, the worse it gets. Our team of highly trained professionals is here to assess the situation, identify the problem, and find a solution. Don’t hesitate, to call to set up an appointment with Drain Wizard today!