5 Warning Signs Your Home’s Sewer Line is Breaking/Broken

A broken sewer line can lead to costly problems in your Atlanta-area home. Knowing the signs that you have one can help you prevent further damage, keeping costs to a minimum.

Here are 5 signs your sewer line may be broken

1. You smell musky or unnatural odors

It’s not called a sewer line for nothing. It’s where all of your plumbing exits. So if there’s a crack or break, you’ll smell a foul, musky odor.

2. Recesses/dips in your lawn

Have you noticed any indentations in your front lawn? If the sewer line bursts, water may be gushing out and softening the soil, which warps your lawn.

3. Persistent clogs in multiple drains

Got water backing up in your toilet and bathtub? You’ve tried to unclog them, but nothing is working.

A clog or break in the sewer line may be the issue instead. Your home’s drains all lead to the main sewer line. So if there’s a blockage there, then the water could easily back up each drain and into your home.

4. Slow drains and gurgling noises

If your sinks, tubs, or toilets are draining slower than usual, it might be more than a simple clog. Additionally, gurgling noises coming from your drains can indicate trapped air caused by a blockage or break in the sewer line.

5. Lush patches in your yard

While recesses in your lawn are one sign, unusually lush and green patches of grass can also indicate a sewer line break. The leaking sewage acts as a fertilizer, causing the grass above the break to grow more rapidly than the surrounding areas.

There’s only one sure-fire way to know

If you’ve noticed any of these 5 signs, you may have a sewer line break. But the only way to really know is to have professional plumbers inspect your sewer line via video inspection.

Preventive Measures and Professional Help in Atlanta

Ignoring the signs of a broken sewer line can lead to severe damage to your property, health risks, and expensive repairs. Regular maintenance and inspections can help detect problems early and prevent costly damage. If you suspect a problem, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Plumber. We can provide a thorough inspection, accurate diagnosis, and effective solutions to ensure your sewer lines are functions properly.

Mr. Plumber serves the Atlanta metro area and specializes in sewer line replacement and repair. Our experienced team uses the latest technology to diagnose and fix sewer line issues quickly and efficiently. We are committed to providing top-notch service to our customers in the Atlanta area, ensuring your plumbing system is in excellent condition. Contact us today to schedule an inspection or learn more about our services.

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