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Classic Signs of a Damaged Sewer Line

Because a sewer line is not something most people interact with every day, it is easy to forget it’s there. Furthermore, when there is damage to it, it is not always immediately apparent. It is very important to keep a keen eye out so that you can detect the first signs a sewer line might be damaged or is failing. Below are some of the signs you can look out for so that you can stop a damaged pipe from doing substantial damage to your home and lawn.

Backed Up Drains After Pipes Are Cleaned

One of the first steps to deal with any backed-up drain is to clean the pipes. This will usually do the job. If not, this is a telltale sign that your plumbing problems go down deeper. The sewer line can be damaged by age or outside culprits like roots or even by small critters who crawled up there and are now blocking the path.

Sewer Smells

If you smell foul odors from your home, especially your bathroom or kitchen, a damaged sewer line could be to blame. If you smell these odors outside the house, as well as inside, then it is much more likely that the sewer line is blocked or damaged than a clog in a drain, as this would only be detectable on the inside.

Strange Spots of Especially Green Grass

Everyone wants a fresh green lawn, but when random parts of your lawn start growing greener than the rest of it, it actually could be a sign of a sewer line leak. The sewer line brings organic waste out of the home and if this leaks, it just so happens to be the perfect nutrition for grass, and the grass will grow stronger and brighter as a result.

If you suspect your sewer line is clogged or damaged, contact Flowrite Plumbing today. We have over 20 years of experience and can meet all your plumbing needs.

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