The sewer line for your home is buried in your yard and can’t be seen, so it’s hard to tell if it needs repair. As with a lot of things, if it’s out of sight it’s out of mind. But ignoring the signs of a broken sewer line can lead to very expensive damage to your property as well risks to your health. Here are 3 warning signs that your sewer line might need repair:
1. Clogged Drains
In a previous post we talked about sewer line clogs and backups. Multiple clogs in your homes drains can also be a sign of a broken sewer line. Other signs include no water in your toilets or gurgling sounds and a slow draining bathtub.
2. Foul Odor
If you can smell sewer gas in your home or on other areas of your property, it could be an indication that you need your sewer line repaired. It could be the sign of a clogged sewer or a sewer line leak. A foul odor that is more noticeable in your yard usually means a sewer leak.
Another indication that your sewer pipe is damaged is wet, soggy areas of your yard. This can also lead to very green and lush patches of grass because sewage acts as a natural fertilizer. Large indentations in your yard can also occur right above the sewer line.
If you experience any of these signs with your home, it’s important to have an professional inspection made to possibly prevent costly damage and avoid any health risks.