Signs Your Sewer Needs Repair or Replacement and What to Do Next

June 09, 20243 min read

Introduction

Your sewer line is a critical part of your home’s plumbing system, responsible for carrying waste away from your home. When it starts to fail, it can lead to severe problems and health hazards. Recognizing the signs that your sewer needs repair or replacement can help you take action before the situation worsens. Here are the key signs to look out for and what to do next. We always recommend professional help for these repairs - contact Keith The Plumber at keith-the-plumber.com or call us at (205) 508-9630.

1. Frequent Clogs and Slow Drains

Problem: If you’re experiencing frequent clogs or slow drains in multiple fixtures, it could indicate a problem with your sewer line.

Solution: Start with a professional drain cleaning service. If the problem persists, it may be time to inspect the sewer line for more severe issues. Contact Keith The Plumber at keith-the-plumber.com or call us at (205) 508-9630.

2. Unpleasant Odors

Problem: Foul smells coming from your drains or yard can be a sign of a broken or clogged sewer line.

Solution: Call a professional plumber to inspect the sewer line and identify the source of the odor. Repair or replacement may be necessary. Contact Keith The Plumber at keith-the-plumber.com or call us at (205) 508-9630.

3. Mold and Mildew Growth

Problem: Leaks in your sewer line can cause moisture to seep into your walls and floors, leading to mold and mildew growth.

Solution: Inspect for visible signs of mold and mildew. A professional plumber can determine if the sewer line is the source of the moisture and make the necessary repairs. Contact Keith The Plumber at keith-the-plumber.com or call us at (205) 508-9630.

4. Lush Patches in Your Yard

Problem: If you notice unusually green and lush patches of grass in your yard, it could indicate a sewer line leak.

Solution: A professional plumber can use specialized equipment to locate the leak and assess the extent of the damage. Repair or replacement of the affected section may be needed. Contact Keith The Plumber at keith-the-plumber.com or call us at (205) 508-9630.

5. Cracks in Your Foundation

Problem: Sewer line issues can lead to water pooling around your home’s foundation, causing cracks and structural damage.

Solution: Address foundation cracks immediately by consulting a professional. They can inspect your sewer line and recommend repair or replacement to prevent further damage. Contact Keith The Plumber at keith-the-plumber.com or call us at (205) 508-9630.

What to Do Next

1. Schedule a Professional Inspection

• A licensed plumber can perform a camera inspection to identify the exact location and cause of the sewer line problem. contact Keith The Plumber at keith-the-plumber.com or call us at (205) 508-9630

2. Consider Repair or Replacement Options

• Based on the inspection results, Keith The Plumber will recommend the best course of action, whether it’s a simple repair or a full replacement.

3. Regular Maintenance

• To prevent future issues, schedule regular sewer line maintenance, including professional cleaning and inspections.

4. Stay Informed

• Understand your home’s plumbing system and be proactive in addressing any signs of trouble early on.

Conclusion

Recognizing the signs that your sewer line needs repair or replacement is crucial for maintaining a safe and functional home. Prompt action and regular maintenance can prevent costly damage and ensure your plumbing system operates efficiently. For expert sewer repair and replacement services, contact Keith The Plumber at keith-the-plumber.com or call us at (205) 508-9630. We’re here to help with all your sewer line needs.

Owner/Operator of Keith The Plumber in Birmingham, AL

Keith Eiland

Owner/Operator of Keith The Plumber in Birmingham, AL

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