It is possible you never gave much thought about your home’s sewer line. Do not feel bad because most homeowners do not even consider the condition of their sewer lines until problems are serious. To ensure you spot and fix problems quickly, it is essential that you watch out for signs your house needs sewer line repair.
Your Drains Are Slow
If you notice your bathtubs, sinks, and showers are draining slow, this is a sign there is a problem. You may have a simple clog that can be remedied quickly, or a more significant issue can be present such as a malfunctioning sewer line. When you notice your drains are slower than normal, call a plumber to come over and diagnose the problem.
The Wrong Visitors Are Attracted to Your Yard
You may notice that you have a major insect infestation in your yard, or perhaps rodents chronically visit your home. Sometimes, insects and rodents are attracted to yards where there are leaking sewer lines. Waste that leaks from sewer lines serves as an inviting meal for such visitors. If insects and rodents continue to visit you in large numbers no matter the measures you take, this may mean that your sewer line is leaking waste into your yard. A plumber can tell you definitively whether your sewer line is the problem.
Your Yard Floods Even When It Is Not Raining
Sure, Mesquite, Texas gets a little more rain each year than the US average of 38 inches of rain annually. But if you notice there are large puddles in your yard even though it has not rained recently, this may mean your sewer line is leaking. Leaking sewer lines can cause pools of water to form in your yard. If the problem is not addressed, these pools of water can eventually cause structural damage to your house such as by eroding the foundation. When you notice flooding in your yard even though it has not rained, contact a plumber. When talking to the plumber, provide information about the location of the water puddles because this information will help the plumber determine if the problem is the sewer line or some other pipe.
Your Pipes Gurgle
If you hear gurgling noises when you flush your toilets or run your taps, this always means there is trouble. When your pipes gurgle, this is a sure sign that your sewer line needs to either be repaired or replaced. You may think you can use a plunger to make the gurgling sounds go away; however, a plunger never solves the problem. When you hear gurgling, you must call a plumber without delay because waiting will only make the problem worse.
If you notice even one of these signs, contact Flow Plumbing, and one of our highly trained plumbers will figure out what is wrong and quickly rectify the problem. We provide top-notch plumbing services to those located in Mesquite, TX and the surrounding areas, and we cannot wait to provide you with the same.