Signs You Need a Sewer Line Replacement or Repair

Although your sewer line can function for years without a problem, there may come a time when you need to have a complete sewer line replacement. Pipes can corrode over time, and tree roots can cause enough damage to your pipes that they need to be replaced. If you discover that your water bills are much higher than normal or you find that you are always calling a plumber to deal with tree roots in your plumbing, it may be time for a sewer line replacement. If your sewer line is not working properly, wastewater is not able to leave your home safely and can cause problems.

You Find Standing Water on Your Property

If you find puddles on your property and it hasn't rained, this can be due to damage to your sewer line. When the odor of the water is offensive, this further indicates that this is standing wastewater that came from your sewer line. Always call a plumber when you find standing water on your property that has no clear source to ensure that your plumbing system is not the issue.

Your Water Bill Has Increased Significantly

High water bills can indicate that you have a leak somewhere in your sewer line. Pay attention to the water usage. If your bill is high and the water usage is way up, this indicates there is something wrong with the plumbing in your home.

You Have Consistent Systemic Clogs in Your Plumbing

If you are consistently dealing with clogs in your drains or toilet, the problem is likely with your sewer line deep in the system. If your sewer line is invaded by tree roots, this is going to cause frequent clogs. A complete sewer line replacement will fix the problem when you continually get clogs in the main sewer line.

Odors Are Coming From Your Drains

When you smell an odor coming from the drains in your home, this is because the wastewater in your home is not draining away from the home correctly. Any problem with your plumbing that causes a systemic issue should be addressed by a plumber to avoid bigger issues in the home.

Your main sewer line may need to be replaced if the pipes are old or they have been damaged by tree roots. Identify the source of standing water on your property, and deal with plumbing issues in your home when they are noticed.

For more information, contact a sewer line replacement company near you.

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