It is normal to have the occasional clogged pipe or sluggish draining water line. Most homeowners have a hard time identifying when a minor issue can easily be fixed without professional help, and when there is a clear sign that a major issue is occurring. While no article could ever provide the definitive answer to all of your plumbing issues, the following guide will give you three signs that your sewer line needs repairs. Read on to learn more!
Cascading Blockages and Backups in Your Sewer Line
In the course of events for any home, it is normal to experience a backed-up toilet occasionally and blocked drain. But when backups and blockages become a consistent event, it might be a clear sign that your main sewer line is in immediate need of replacement or repair. The plumbing lines that connect your sinks, washing machines, toilets, and other water lines all use gravity to run downhill to a specific low spot before joining your municipal sewage line. If you start to notice that backups and floodings happen in the lowest area in your home, this might be a clear sign that the main sewer line is the problem.
Some other signs of a failure in your sewer line are when a backup or flooding event happens each time you flush your toilet, run water down your sinks, or use your shower and bathtub. If any of these are frequent occurrences, give Alpha Plumbing a call today.
The Nose Knows
Homeowners don’t need to be licensed plumbers to figure out that something is seriously wrong with their main sewer line. If you smell the odor of sewer gas anywhere in your house, this could be a sign that there is a big issue with your sewer line. Healthy water and sewer lines ventilate sewer gas through the particular outlets on your roof. At the same time, liquid sewage follows gravity’s iron mandate to move down, so the only way sewer gas could be inside your home is if there is a leak, crack, or hole somewhere.
Sinking, Cracking, Settling in Your Sewer Line
While usually, only a professional team equipped with advanced video equipment could accurately diagnose issues within a sewer line. The average homeowner could infer issues with their sewer line by observing problems like cracks in your foundation, soil shifting, and the appearance of sinkholes.
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
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.
For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.