Your sewer line is an important part of your entire home. It helps to remove the waste from your house to go to a main sewer line and away from your home. There may be a time when your sewer line needs to be repaired or even replaced. In this situation, you are going to be responsible for the replacement or repair depending on where the area is damaged and needs to be repaired. If it's on your property, you are going to be responsible for the repair. You should be aware of the signs that your line needs to be repaired. Read on for some of these signs.
1. Foul Odors
If you have foul odors outside of your home and they smell like rotten eggs, or worse, it could be a busted sewer line. This odor will get worse and could be a potential problem inside of your home when this waste has nowhere to go and will eventually back up into your home. If you smell these odors, call a professional plumber right away to see if you have a sewer line problem. This can occur when there is a collapsed sewer line. This can happen when you have old sewer pipes, so if you live in an older home or an older subdivision, keep watch for this issue.
2. Sewage In Your Yard
If you have a sopping wet lawn where your sewer line should be, there could be a broken sewer line that needs to be replaced. If it's already to the surface of the lawn, it's a major problem that needs to be dealt with and you more than likely have issues already occurring inside of your home, in addition to the foul odors you probably also smell outside. If you have a sopping wet lawn and it appears to be raw sewage, you need to have your sewer line replaced.
3. Your Drains Are Backing Up
If you have a backup in your drains, it could just be a clog, or there could be a sewer line problem. You could have a collapsed pipe, or you could just have an issue with a clog or roots growing through your sewer line. If you have a backup in your home, it needs your attention and you should prepare yourself for the possibility of a sewer line repair.
If you have noticed any of these signs in your home, you need to contact a professional plumber and have these issues addressed, then you need to have your sewer line repaired or replaced as needed.
To learn more about sewer line repair, reach out to a professional near you.