While there are a lot of plumbing problems homeowners may face with their residential systems, certain issues are a lot more pressing than others. Truth be told, we think that any plumbing problems should be dealt with in a timely matter. Even “minor” leaks, for example, can do real damage and cause a big spike in water bills over time. Even we’ll admit, however, that a dripping faucet is not on the same level as a ruptured sewer line.
Your sewer line does just one job, and it’s not exactly a pretty one. If you want to avoid some major headaches, you’ll deal with any and all sewer line problems as quickly as possible. This will require that you learn how to spot potential problems with your sewer line early on, a skill that will benefit you and your plumbing in St. Petersburg, FL greatly. Here is what to look out for, and why it is so important that you do.
Look Out for the Warning Signs
What type of warning signs are we talking about? Some are very obvious, while others may not be quite as clear. It is important that you are able to recognize both, because by the time you are dealing with only the most obvious ones, you’re already in a pretty bad situation. Stay alert for any of the following:
- Foul odors coming from drains. Sure, you may just need a bit of professional drain cleaning, but you could also be dealing with something much more serious.
- Frequently clogged toilets. They’re more than just an annoyance. They could be a sign that there is something wrong deep in the system.
- Uncommon green patches in your yard. It may seem nice that your lawn is thriving in spots. If, however, it is the result of sewage fertilizing the lawn, it’s not worth it.
- Sewage odors around your property. Foul smelling drains are one thing. If the area surrounding your home smells like sewage, however, your mental alarm bells should definitely be ringing.
- Sewage backups. This is one of the last things any homeowner wants to face. If you put your sewer line services on hold long enough, however, it could be precisely where you’re headed.
What Causes Sewer Line Problems?
A lot of different issues could be behind sewer line problems. For instance, construction work on your property may have disrupted the sewer line. It line could simply have been very old and suffered from decaying materials. Or maybe tree roots grew into it—yes, this does happen and it happens somewhat frequently.
Whatever the case may be, you need skilled professionals to come out promptly and to resolve the problem correctly. The professional plumbers on our team are the ones you can count on to do just that. Call our number at the first sign of trouble. Do not take chances with your sewer line!
You can trust Experts Plumbing Services, LLC with any sewer line installation, repair, or maintenance services that you may need.