Having running water, a flushing toilet, and functional drains is a convenience that many of us take for granted on a daily basis. However, when these things malfunction, we quickly realize just how important they are to our everyday lives. At Drain King Plumbers, we understand that plumbing issues are serious interruptions to your everyday life, and we will respond quickly to address the issue. When a sewer line is damaged or you suspect a sewer backup, it is crucial that you call a professional plumber immediately. This can save you the expensive, stressful task of cleaning up a sewage backup in your home.
There are a variety of things that can damage sewer lines. In Toronto and the GTA, some of the most common causes include tree roots penetrating sewer pipes and chemicals, clogs, and debris causing pipes in the sewer line to rust, crack, or break. Sometimes, these events are difficult to predict. However, there are a few warning signs that you can look for that suggest damage to your sewer line:
A foul odour from your drains or the smell of sewage throughout your house can suggest that there is a backup in the sewer line and your house is at risk of flooding with wastewater. If you notice a new, foul odour, contact a professional plumber as soon as possible.
Should a leak occur underground, it is possible that the wastewater leaking from the sewage line could actually fertilize your yard. If you notice an uncharacteristically green patch of grass on your lawn, it could suggest an underground leak. This leak could cause flooding in your house and yard.
Similarly to the extra-green patches in your lawn, wet, muddy, and soft areas can suggest that there is an excess of moisture in the ground. Depending on the time of year and the location of your house, this may be a sign of a leak as well.
Frequent toilet clogs and backups suggest that the toilet cannot drain properly. This could be an issue with the sewage line. If left unaddressed, it could result in a sewage backup in your home.
If you need a sewer repair, you’ll want to bring in professionals that know how to get the job done, and get it done right. Drain King Plumbers has the expertise you need to fix your sewer, so call us today at 647 696 8464 or contact us here when you’re in need.