7 Signs That Your Sewer Line Has Broken

Posted by on 25-11-2019

7 Signs That Your Sewer Line Has Broken

Do you think that you might need a sewer line repair?

Way too many people attempt to handle plumbing problems on their own, but little do they know that a slow-moving drain isn’t always an easy fix — especially if it’s a sign of a major sewer line problem. Sewer line problems can’t be ignored, and the issue could be an expensive fix. Besides, it is inconvenient to have your sewer system out of commission, and it quite literally stinks!

As with many home repairs, the sooner you catch the issue and call a professional to help, the better! Below are seven signs that your sewer line has broken.

1. Your toilet water level keeps changing

One clear sign that your sewer line has broken is the water level in your toilet bowl keeps changing. One day your toilet bowl is full; the next, there is barely any water. This is not normal; it is a sign that something is wrong, and you need to call someone. A change in water level could indicate a clog in your system that may lead to a backup.

2. Your home is attracting unwanted pests

Another sign that there is something wrong with your sewer system is that you can’t seem to keep animals and bugs away from your home. While the critters may be cute, they may be hanging around for all the wrong reasons.

3. Something stinks

Perhaps the most significant indication that there is something wrong with your sewer system is the smell. Anytime you smell sewage in your backyard, basement or anywhere in your home, call a plumber. You don’t want to let nasty smells fester into a bigger — and potentially costly — problem.

4. Your lawn is soggy

If your lawn constantly soggy when it hasn’t been raining? Significant pooling in your yard could point to a sewage leak. Take note of the location of the puddles and tell your plumber — it will help them locate the source of the problem.

5. Water is slow to drain

It is never good to let your drain get clogged with hair from the shower or anything else. Whenever your drains are taking a long time to empty, and your top of the line drain cleaners are no longer working, you should worry. Not to mention, cleaning products have the potential to do more harm than good. The best solution is to call a plumber for a professional assessment.

6. Your pipes make gurgling noises

Strange noises coming from pipes in your home may not be an indication that there is a ghost living in your home. Regardless, strange gurgling sounds coming from pipes or any drains are never really a good sign — supernatural or otherwise. Call a professional to take a look before the problem bubbles into something bigger.

7. Your water bill is going up

The last sign that you could have a severe problem with your sewer line is that your water bills keep going up. Evening if you start reducing your water use, this problem may persist. This could mean you have a sewer line leak.

To learn more about how to identify and deal with a broken sewer line, call Drain King Plumbers at (416) 661-5464 or contact us here.

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