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3 Signs of Sewer Line Trouble

Sewer Line Trouble

Keep an eye out for these three indicators of sewer line trouble.

The sewer line is one of the most important parts of a home’s plumbing system – in fact, it might be the most important piece of a home, period! It is the main way waste is removed from your drains and connects your home to the larger civic sewer system. Usually, you don’t even realize it is there as it is buried underground. However, when problems do arise, your sewer line will suddenly make its presence felt in your everyday life. Sewer line trouble can be a little tricky to spot, but if you see one of these three signs, you should call a professional plumbing company like Alpha Plumbing to get the problem fixed (before more serious ones arise!).

1.  Problems in Your Yard

Most underground sewer lines run under your front or back yard, so you might see some symptoms of sewer line trouble there. Things such as puddles that form seemingly without a source, odd, gassy smells coming from the ground, odd sounds like running water or drips, or one part of the yard that seems greener than the rest of it may all be signs of trouble with the sewer line. The summer is a perfect time to keep an eye out for these problems since its so warm – make a mental note to check whenever you mow the lawn.

2. Problems Inside

Some of the problems that crop up outside will also make their appearance inside your home as well. Nasty smells may emanate from the drains of your sinks and/or tubs, and they won’t disappear after flushing them down with water. You might also notice consistent clogging and backlogging – more likely than not, these clogs will indicate a system-wide problem as opposed to a standalone issue.

3. Higher Bills

If you get your water from a municipal source, you might notice higher water bills unexpectedly. Sewer line trouble usually leads to water being wasted, which in turn can jack up your water bill.


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.

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