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Indicators That Your Residential Sewer Line Needs To Be Replaced


It is common to have a clogged pipe or a slow-emptying water line. Most homeowners struggle to distinguish between a minor issue and when there is a clear indication that a more significant problem is occurring. Continue reading to learn more about the signs of a damaged residential sewer line.

Backups And Cascading Blockages

Occasionally, any home can encounter a backed-up toilet and a blocked drain. However, if backups and blockages become a regular occurrence, your main sewer line may strongly indicate that it needs quick replacement or repair. If you begin to observe backups and flooding at the foundation of your property, this could be a strong indication that the main sewer line is the source of the problem.

Other indicators of a sewage line breakdown include a backup or flooding event every time you flush your toilet, run water down your sinks, or use your shower and bathtub. If any of these occur frequently, don’t hesitate to contact Alpha Plumbing immediately to resolve your plumbing issues.

There Is A Bad Smell Throughout Your Home

Homeowners don’t need to be licensed plumbers to determine 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 of 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.

Your Sewer Line Is Cracked Or Sinking

Typically, only a professional team equipped with cutting-edge video technology could accurately evaluate problems in a sewer system. The typical homeowner can infer sewage line problems by noting fractures in their foundation, dirt moving, and the formation of sinkholes.


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 own and operate our backhoes for excavating jobs.

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.

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