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Jul 03,2023

Signs Your Sewer Line is Damaged

If you pay monthly sewer bills, then chances are your wastewater is treated in a centralized sewer system. Still, you are responsible for the portion of the sewer line on your property, known as the lateral line. This means that any repairs, maintenance, or replacements required for the sewer line on your property are your responsibility. The first step is to recognize signs of trouble. In this brief article brought to you by Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we’ll explore signs of sewer line damage. We’ll also share some tips on preventing common issues.

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Where and What is the Sewer Line?

The sewer line is a series of graded pipes that run under your property, connecting your household plumbing to the sewer main under the public road. The connection point can be found near your property line, where your private sewer line meets the main public sewer line. Further, sewer lines often have cleanout access points, which are vertical pipes with removable caps. Cleanouts provide an entry point to the sewer line for inspections, maintenance, and clearing blockages.

Protecting the Sewer Line

The portion of the sewer line on your property is generally your responsibility as a property owner. This responsibility includes maintenance, repairs, and any associated costs.

Periodic inspections of the sewer line are essential to identify issues like blockages, leaks, or deterioration. If problems are detected, repairs or replacements may be necessary to ensure proper functioning of the sewer line.

So, what are some signs of trouble? We’ll look at some examples now.

Signs of a Damaged or Faulty Sewer Line

With the sewer line installed feet underground, physically inspecting the pipes is impractical. Instead, you’ll have to look for symptoms of damage or fault. Some tell-tale signs of trouble include:

  • Signs of drain blockages in multiple drains or plumbing fixtures. This includes slow drainage, gurgling noises, foul odors, and/or wastewater backups in multiple sinks, toilets, or bathtubs.
  • Lush and green grass might be a dream, but not if it’s patchy. Patches of overly healthy-looking grass may indicate a sewage leak!
  • On the other hand, a sewage leak can also result in sinkholes or depressions in your yard.
  • Finally, watch out for pest and rodent infestations. These unwanted guests often come along after sewer line damage.

If you notice any of these signs, then explore them as soon as possible. If you prefer to hire a licensed plumber, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to get started.

Trenchless Sewer Line Repair & Replacement Available

You don’t have to worry about your lawn turning into an excavation site. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we employ sophisticated techniques and technology to minimize digging. Our trenchless sewer line replacement and repair is just that. We only use a couple of access points to repair and replace sewer lines so that you don’t have to restore your whole yard when the plumbers leave. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to learn more about our trenchless sewer line repair & replacement options.

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