There are many aspects of plumbing that makes life far more convenient, and with the proper care and maintenance, plumbing systems can last without incident for years. However, there are many factors that can contribute to plumbing issues that are beyond your control, no matter your efforts. When you need repairs and replacements, having a plumber you can depend on is essential. When it comes to your sewer lines, a broken one is nothing you want to ignore. If in the event your blocked or damaged sewer line is not fixed right away, property damage, sewage backup, and potential health risks are all very probable. Today, we at Randall’s Plumbing would like to address the signs of a broken sewer line so you can resolve the situation as soon as possible.
Signs of a Collapsed or Broken Sewer Line?
All your wastewater from the home to the sewer system is carried from by the underground pipe, which is the sewer line. In a nutshell, the common signs of a broken sewer line include foul smells inside the house, multiple slow drains, mold or mildew in the basement, and an increased presence of pests. Below are the signs explained a bit.
Slow Draining Drains. Under most circumstances, you have a simple clog that can be resolved with a plunger or drain snake when you have a slow drain in one fixture. It is a telltale sign that the blockage is deeper in your plumbing system, usually the sewer line, when you have more than one fixture draining slowly in your home, however.
Unusual Odors or Gassy Smells. Your nose will tell you if in the event you have a broken sewer line. Coming from your drains, there should never be smells of any kind. What you are more than likely smelling, could be toxic sewer gas that is slowly but surely working its way into other areas of your home.
Mold & Mildew in Basement & Home. Particularly in the basement, if you see any mold and mildew spreading rapidly throughout your home, it could be due to a water or sewage backup from a broken sewer line.
Increase in Pests, Crawlers & Critters. You may notice a sudden uptick of bugs and rodents, and this can be a red flag of a broken sewer line. In the sewers is where rodents may frequently live. By squeezing through the smallest cracks in the sewer line, they can make themselves at home in your home, however. Due to the stagnant water, insects see a cracked drainpipe as their perfect breeding ground as well. This offers the perfect conditions for insects to multiply rapidly.
Plumbing Fixture Installation, Repair, Replacement & More in Marshfield, Conway & Greater Lebanon, Missouri
If you experience any or multiple signs the sewer line is not operating efficiently of your Lebanon, MO home, call in the experts of Randall’s Plumbing. Our professionals are readily available to assist you. We have the experience and training to ensure your sewer lines are properly repaired with quality, long-term results. Contact our friendly office today for a consultation and inspection so we can assess the circumstances and execute the appropriate remedy.