Sewer Repair: Recognize the Signs

  • Many individuals experiencing problems with their plumbing try to address these problems on their own. What they do not realize is it is not always as easy to fix as they think. May also not realize that fixing it on their own may cause bigger problems further down the road. If the problems being experienced with the plumbing are caused by larger sewer problems; then you probably are not going to be able to fix it on your own.

    There are a lot of reasons why homeowners worry when there is a problem with their sewage system. Problems are annoying and can be difficult to fix. The sooner the problem is addressed, and a professional is called, the less money you will spend because the less damage the initial problem will cause. Here are signs you need a professional for sewer repair.


    Inconsistent Water Levels in the Toilet

    You walk in the bathroom and notice there is little water in the toilet bowl. You know that there was water in their yesterday. No, this does not “just happen sometimes”. If the water levels in the toilet bowl are lower than usual, then it is a sign that something is wrong. Take a minute and think about the reason. It could be due to a pipe break in your sewage.


    Foul Odor

    If your sitting outside, walking through your home, or chilling in your basement and notice a foul odor that smells like sewage, you need a professional. A foul odor is one of the biggest indicators of sewage problems.  The world should not smell that bad.


    Where did the Critters Come From?

    Maybe you have noticed an increase in the animals and insects around your home lately. You have tried everything and just can not seem to get them to go away. The animals and insects have decided that your yard is their new home. What do you think the reason is? Sewage leaks can attract pests and animals to your yard and will continue attracting them until the problem is fixed.


    The Yard is Always Wet

    Maybe you have noticed that there is a good amount of fluid pooling in your yard. No matter how little rain there is, you have noticed that your yard never seems to dry out. This could be why you have been experiencing a foul odor. It is also a sign that the sewage is messed up. You must pay attention to the locations in your yard that the sewage is pooling so you can let your plumber know. This will help them find the source.


    Draining Slow

    It is frustrating when your drains seem to take forever before they empty. This is a cause for concern. You should avoid pouring chemicals down the drain, as this can cause more problems. Calling your plumber can make sure the sewage is back to normal as soon as possible.