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How To Know You need Main Sewer Line Repair
Your sewer line is an integral part of your house that sees use every day. However, if you’re like most Orange County homeowners, you don’t ever think about this part of your plumbing system because it’s out of sight. However, if your sewer line develops severe issues, it can affect the entire plumbing system in your house, and require thousands of dollars in repairs.
Here are the most common symptoms of an unhealthy sewer line.
Do you notice strange odors around your house? If so, it could be a sign that you need sewer line repair. When your sewer line is functioning correctly, you shouldn’t smell anything ‘off’ in your home. Raw sewage has a distinct odor, so if you notice that, you must take it seriously and call a professional plumber for an inspection.
When you flush your toilet, it naturally makes a sound. However, if no one is using the toilet and you hear gurgling or the sound of running water, it may mean that your sewer line is damaged or clogged. When this happens, the water in your toilet doesn’t have anywhere to go, which accounts for the strange noises.
Most Orange County homeowners experienced slow drains before, but a slow drain could be the harbinger of more significant problems lurking in your main sewer line. The only way to find out if the slow draining is caused by problems in the sewer line is by hiring a professional plumber for an inspection.
Overly lush patches on your lawn usually signal that you have a ruptured sewer line. Also, be on the lookout for an increased presence of rodents, pests, and critters naturally attracted to this.
Damaged pipes leak water and increase the humidity in your home, serving as a breeding ground for mold and mildew. If you see discoloration on your walls, typically at the base, there’s a good chance the problem lies in your main sewer line.
If you notice newly-formed cracks on your ceilings, walls, or foundation, it could be a sign that you have a significant problem with your sewer line.
Low Water Pressure
Adequate water pressure is needed to keep your plumbing system functioning effectively, so when you notice a marked reduction in water pressure, look to problems in your main water or sewer line.
Main sewer pipe repair is something for a professional contractor to solve. If you notice any of the issues mentioned above, call Pristine Plumbing, Inc..
When Is The Right Time For Sewer Line Replacement?
Replacing a sewer line is an expensive, intrusive process that nobody wants to deal with. Most homeowners would much rather repair the pipe little by little than spring for a full-blown repair. However, there are certain situations where replacement isn’t just the best option; it’s the only one, and here’s how to know.
Sewer lines tend to develop more problems as they age. If you’re unsure how old your sewer pipes are, consider the age of your home. If your home was built 50 years ago or more, there’s a good chance your sewer line needs replacing.
Also, ask yourself if you’ve been dealing with the same problems over and over. If you have persistent plumbing issues that you can’t seem to resolve, you’re most likely better off replacing the sewer line than to continue springing for repairs.
Clogged sinks and drains, and overflowing toilets are often caused by obstructions in your main sewer line. When people aren’t careful about what they flush down the toilet, things like paper towels, personal wipes, and feminine hygiene products can wreak havoc with a sewer system. But, if clogs persist, and you’re not flushing anything detrimental to your sewer system down the drain, then the problem may require replacing your sewer line.
One of the leading causes of sewer line problems is tree roots. If you have large trees on your property, the roots naturally seek out accessible sources of water. So, even if you have a small leak in your pipe, tree roots burrow in and grow. And, because people typically aren’t aware of this problem until it’s too late, replacing the pipe is the only way to deal with tree root infestation.
Contact our trusted experts for an inspection of your sewer line to find out if you can get by with a repair or if it’s time to replace it.