Signs That There Might Be A Break In Your Sewage Drain Line


As a homeowner, you really want to make sure that you are keeping an eye out for problems with your sewage drain line. This is important because should a sewage line problem occur, you want to know about it as soon as possible. To help with this, you will want to spend a little time checking out the following signs of a break in your sewage line.

You Can Smell Sewage

If you smell sewage inside of your home, such as in your basement, there is a chance that there is not only a problem with the sewage line, but that you already have some sewage backing up into the house. Check the floor drains in your basement to see if there is already a backup happening. You might actually first smell raw sewage outside, around the area where the underground break is. If you do, then it is likely because the soil around the section of broken pipe is soaked with sewage wastewater.

The Grass Is Extra Green in One Spot

You might suddenly notice that there is a patch of grass in your yard that is much greener than the rest of the yard. If so and if that section of grass happens to be right above the underground sewage line, then it is likely that there is a break. The release of sewage waste from the pipe will act as a fertilizer for your grass, causing it to be a lot greener and probably grow a lot faster.

Everything Is Slow to Drain

Whether it is your kitchen sink, the bathtub, or the toilet, if you are finding that it is rather difficult to get everything to go down the drain, you will want to call a plumber. It could be that there is a break in the line, which has caused a clog to form. The bigger the clog, the less water will be able to get past it, causing it to be difficult to clear the drains from the inside of your home.

It is important to make sure that you are calling a plumbing company as soon as you realize that there is a significant problem with your sewage line. They will be able to send a camera through the sewage line to not only examine the problem, but to locate the exact position of the break. This will allow them to easily make the needed drain line repairs.


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