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Do You Have a Sewer Line Breach?

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsThe sewer line that runs from your home is probably not something you give a whole lot of thought to, yet it’s an essential part of your plumbing system. It’s the main line responsible for removing wastewater from the plumbing and moving it to the municipal sewer system. Sewer lines are typically buried underground in your yard, which keeps them safe from damage as well as wear and tear from the weather.

However, this “out of sight” section of your plumbing is susceptible to things that you may not even think about, that require the assistance of a Idaho Falls, ID plumbing professional. Fortunately, you can contact us for a quick resolution—we have the most up-to-date tools and equipment, and use professional methods to access your sewer line in order to repair leaks and clear out stubborn sewer line clogs.

But how do you know you have a sewer line clog to begin with?

How to Spot the Signs of Sewer Line Trouble

Let us start by saying that we do not recommend trying to formally diagnose a problem with your sewer line all by yourself. You can, however, spot the common signs of a problem on your own, and therefore know when it’s time to give our pros a call. There are a number of different indicators you can watch for. The following are the most common.

  • Puddles in Your Yard: Clogs can cause backups and damage to the pipe that leads to leaks. As a result, you may notice odd puddles in your yard. In the absence of a broken sprinkler head or a recent bout of rain, you are likely dealing with a sewer line issue.
  • Excess Greenery: Plants and trees will seek out water, and fertilizer in order to thrive. When there’s a leak in your sewer system, they get both. In some cases, it’s possible for tree roots to infiltrate your sewer line, causing breaks as well as severe clogs in your sewer line.
  • Slow Drains: This is most often the sign that homeowners notice something is wrong with their sewer lines. When just one drain is sluggish, chances are you have an isolated problem with that single fixture. However, if all the drains in your home are slow, then there is likely a blockage of some kind in the sewer line.
  • Mold and Bacteria Growth: As gross as it is to think about, leaks in your sewer line can cause an explosion of mold and bacteria growth. This is never a good sign, regardless of the cause, and our qualified plumbers can track down whether a plumbing issue is the cause.
  • Running Water: Any leak in your sewer line can produce the sound of running or dripping water. This sound will typically be localized somewhere, where you don’t normally hear running water. Shut off all other taps and take a close listen. Another thing you can do is watch your water meter. If it’s running despite all taps being shut off, then certainly have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.

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