Maintenance is a massive responsibility for homeowners. Even if you have the best quality products and appliances installed in your home, you will eventually need to replace items as they succumb to the wear and tear of regular usage. Fixing broken items around your home and performing regular upkeep on your plumbing system can make even the handiest of us feel unqualified at times, especially when a task is as complicated and intricate as sewer system repair. Because plumbing maintenance can be complicated, having your system inspected and repaired by a trained professional is in your best interest.

7 Signs of Impending and Current Sewer Issues

the signs of sewer and drain problems can help you reach out to a plumbing professional early to prevent a small issue from turning into something serious.

Here are a few signs of sewer issues to watch for around your home:

  • Sewer Odors: If you notice a persistent raw sewage smell in more than one area of your home, it’s a strong sign you have an issue somewhere in your sewer system. The smell may not be inside your home, so make sure to walk around the outside areas of your home.

  • Soggy Lawn: While a rainy day can leave your lawn soaked, if it’s soggy during the drier seasons, you could have a sewer problem. Your lawn should not be soggy during hot summer or dry winter days. If you’ve noticed areas with saturated soil, you should contact a plumbing professional immediately to have the area inspected.

  • Lush Green Grass: If you haven’t been watering your lawn any more than normal, but areas of your yard are flush with healthy green grass, it could be caused by a sewer leak. Plumbing leaks can soak nutrients into the soil that hydrate and fertilize the area.

  • Sluggish Draining: Clogged drains empty slowly, leading homeowners to try to remedy the problem using chemical drain cleaners. It’s not uncommon for these cleaners to work initially only to have the problem seem to come right back. While drain cleaners can eliminate clogs, if your sewer line is damaged, the problem will persist.

  • Sewage Overflows: When there is a problem with your sewer line, you can experience overflowing sewage into your home from various plumbing fixtures like your toilets and sinks. Sewage backups are a biological hazard and a sure sign of sewer damage.

  • Foundation Damage: Many factors can lead to serious foundation problems. Persistent severe weather over time can weaken your foundation, but sewer line problems could also be the source of the problem. If you notice stress damage, like fractured walls or shifting floors, the problem could be caused by sewer line problems.

  • Pest Control Challenges: When your sewer lines are damaged, you can see an increase in the number of rodent and insect encounters in your home. Mice, rats, moles, and insects are all attracted to the runoff from your broken sewer line. Additionally, the openings in your system can allow pests easy access to your home.

Call the All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air and Electrical Team Today!

Sewer damage is hard to identify since the pipes are hidden behind walls and floors, but recognizing the signs of problems is a good place to start. Contact our team today if you’ve noticed signs that your sewer lines have been compromised.

All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical is the team to call for all of your drain and sewer needs. Call (909) 500-8193 to schedule an appointment today.