Problems With Your Main Sewer Line

Monday, August 19, 2019

Here Are A Few Signs You Have A Problem With Your Main Sewer Line

A sewer line in a home is where all of the other plumbing lines connect into kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, showers, and toilets all lead to the main sewer line. The main sewer line of the home then connects to the city primary sewer system. It is crucial for one to keep their sewer line maintained, so that it does not become clogged, or backed up. Did you know that a problem with your line can cause structural damage in your home? If left untreated, leaking water can cause cracks and even sinkholes in your foundation. When you are experiencing problems with your main sewer line look for these warning signs.

Sewage Backups and Blockages

Sewage backups can happen now and then, but if sewage backs up every time you flush the toilet, the problem could be your main sewer line. All your home drains rely on the main line to drain correctly. Slow drains are a common plumbing problem, and most issues can be fixed easily. When these methods do not work, however, it could mean that you have a severe clog deeper in your sewer line. If you start experience blockages in more than one drain, you should call a professional as soon as possible.  

Foul Odors

Your plumbing should never have an odor. If your plumbing is emitting an unpleasant odor, you should have your system examined. Mold and mildew should be addressed immediately, as they can spread rapidly. A crack in your sewer line can leak water and promote their growth. Rodents and critters are attracted to these odors and can also fit through cracks in your sewer line with ease. If this problem is not taken care of right away, they can make it into the rest of your plumbing system and other areas in your home.

Random Lush Spots in Your Yard

Have you noticed spots in your yard that are extra green and lush? If so, it could be from a crack in your main line. Sewage is an excellent fertilizer, so it’s likely a leak directly below. In the case of corrosion or an improper pitch, a complete sewer line replacement may be necessary. Regardless if your sewer line requires repair or replacement, we will need to excavate to gain access to the sewer line.

How Marines Plumbing Can Help

Marines Plumbing will send one of our technicians to your home and determine the cause of your sewer issue. We will always provide you with a fixed price quote and a list of your repair/replacement options.  According to some city plumbing codes, before any repairs or replacements are made on your sewer, we will pull a permit and check with the city to ensure we know the exact location of your sewer system. After that is completed, we will get to work on the cause of your issues.

If these warning signs are happening in your home, that means there is something wrong with your main sewer line, call Marines Plumbing today and schedule your service.

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