A sewer repair is an essential plumbing service
to maintain decent levels of sanitation in your home. Even a small leak in a sewer line requires immediate attention, or you may lose access to sinks and toilets because of frequent clogging issues. Sewer leaks could even come to the surface in your yard ruining lawns and creating foul muddy puddles. These issues will only get worse over time, and it’s important to call a certified local plumber to locate the problem and fix it quickly. In this article, we will look at 5 warning signs that you need a sewer repair now.
- Rising Water Costs
We may use more water for a wide variety of reasons from time to time, but if the situation is getting very bad, there may be a sewer leak. A single sewer line leak can waste huge quantities of water and significantly raise your water bills. It’s a good idea to contact your plumber to carry out a leak detection to make sure and then fix the problem.
- Multiple Clogged Fixtures
Every now and again a fixture may clog and require a clog removal. This should only happen as an isolated incident, and if multiple fixtures, such as toilets, showers, and sinks, are all clogging at the same time there may be a sewer line leak. This may seem trivial, but you will soon get tired of clearing clogs throughout the home constantly using your plunger. The sewer leak will also be causing problems in other parts of the home so take this as a timely warning an call a plumber.
- Fluctuating Toilet Water Levels
If you notice that the water levels in your toilets are fluctuating when they are not in use this is a good indication of a sewer line clog. There may also be air bubble released into your toilet water from trapped air in the sewer line. Eventually, the clog may get bad enough to block the sewer line entirely, and dirty water will be pushed into the home. This is unsanitary and very messy to clean up.
- Insects and Vermin
When a sewer line has broken or cracked, it will create room for insects and/or vermin to nest inside. Eventually, you may notice that there are mice or bugs crawling around inside your home as they worked their way up to sewer line. This can be very disconcerting and unpleasant, but a plumber will be able to fix the break and correct the problem for you.
- Landscape Wet Spots
If you notice that you have wet, dirty spots on the landscaping in your yard it’s a sure sign that you have a sewer line leak. The dirty water pooling on the surface is very unsanitary and a health hazard for children and pets. The lawn and plants could be damaged, and the property will lose value as the situation inevitably gets worse over time. Locating and fixing a sewer line leak underground requires specialized knowledge and tools. A certified local plumber
will be able to help and the early they are contacted the easier it will be to fix the problem.
By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing
Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solution.