Typically, the number one cause of sewage backups is a damaged sewer line. Sewer backups aren’t covered under most home insurance policies either, so it’s important that you take care of the issue sooner rather than later. A quality local plumber may be your first point of contact when doing residential or commercial sewer repair so it’s good to know what to look for. Here are some indicators that sewer repair services may be of immediate importance to you and your plumbing.
As you might imagine, sewage has a distinct smell. It’s not always easy to pinpoint though, especially when it’s coming up through your home or business. Sometimes it just seems like a musty, mildew-like odor that may go unnoticed or attributed to something else. Pay attention to any smells around the property, particularly near your drains which may indicate a plumber might need to step in. Good sewer lines keep smalls trapped inside, but once damaged, you may need a sewer repair service.
A toilet is supposed to make noises once you flush it but if you hear suspicious noises when it’s not in use, that may be a red flag. It could sound like constant water running or even bubbles coming up into your toilet bowl. That can be a precursor to sewage backups, showing that water from your toilet is hitting a clog in your sewer line. Unable to properly be flushed, it ends up rising back up to your toilet. This may seem like an odd situation but it’s important that the issue is handled with care and timeliness.
We’ve all experienced slow drains at one point alone. Those alone are often minor issues, but sometimes poor drainage can indicate a larger issue calling for a sewer repair. This is why it’s often best to call a plumber instead of trying to clear a drain out yourself; who really knows what’s underneath all of those issues? A minor clog can quickly be fixed by a plumber, but mucking around with the problem yourself can actually make it much worse, particularly if you’re experiencing sewer line issues. Don’t risk it and simply involve a pro to get the job completed correctly.
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