Signs You Have A Sewer Issue

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Signs You Have A Sewer Issue

March 10, 2021

Sewer work in Seattle with Best Plumbing

Unsure if your sewer is having issues? Or what to even look for? Knowing some tell-tale signs of possible sewer issues can help you maintain your sewer and home plumbing in the long-run, and potentially save you repair costs.

1.    Sewer gas smell

The smell of sewer or sewer gas will be an obvious one. If you start to smell the odor outside, or in your home, contacting a professional plumber should be your next step. If there is damage to a sewer line or your sewer tank, the smell that comes along with it will be hard to miss. Contact a plumber if you start to experience any very unfortunate odors.

2.   Frequent backups

If your toilet or other drains are constantly backing-up, you might have a sewer issue. Drains backing-up means there could be an issue with one of the sewer lines heading out of your house, or an issue with the sewer itself.

3.   Mold issues

If you start to notice mold forming on a wall or ceiling in your home, you should contact a plumber to help you determine the source of the mold. Mold needs a certain level of humidity in order to grow, so if you have a broken sewer line within your home, it could be causing mold issues. Mold can be very dangerous if left to grow, so contact a plumber as soon as you see mold growth.

4.   Green patches in your lawn

Unfortunately, it may not be your green thumb that’s giving you a patch of luscious green grass. If you notice that a section of your lawn is greener and more full than the rest, you should call a plumber to check your sewer and sewer lines. Sewers act as a fertilizer to a certain degree for the vegetation above it, but an out-of-the-ordinary green patch could be a sign something is wrong with your system.

Sewer issues can be expensive and difficult to fix if not tended to. Be aware of some of the warning signs of sewer line problems. Additionally, it doesn’t hurt to have your sewer line checked, especially if you’re unsure of its condition. Contact Best Plumbing for a sewer line inspection from a professional plumber today!

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