Your sewer line is the most important component of your home's plumbing system. It should be regularly inspected by a professional plumber, and if you suspect a problem you should have an inspection performed immediately. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that can point to an issue with your sewer line, so you can avoid major problems or service interruptions in the future.
- Slow Drains: A problem with your sewer line will cause slow drainage throughout your entire house. A single slow drain is not necessarily cause for concern, but when this occurs in several areas in your home, it can point to a blockage in the sewer line itself.
- Frequent Backups: Your toilet or kitchen sink may occasionally experience backups, but recurring issues can point to a problem further down the line. Because all drains terminate into your sewer line, a blockage located within causes repeated problems that aren’t solved by plunging the affected drain.
- Odors in the Home: Your home’s drains are fitted with specialized piping called traps to prevent sewer gases from entering your house. However, leaks in your sewer line can cause odors outside and inside your home. Chronic odors indicate that you need to contact your plumbing company.
- Localized Lush Areas: Sewer line leaks can cause the area surrounding the leak to grow exceptionally well. A tree that suddenly appears to be doing very well may have sent its roots into a leaky sewer line. Soggy spots are clear indicators of leaks somewhere under your yard or property.
Peter Levi Plumbing, Inc. can help identify problems and perform the appropriate sewer line replacement or repair. Homes with older clay sewer lines are ideal candidates for sewer line replacement. Learn more when you visit us online or call (415) 814-6900 today.