Early Warning Signs of a Sewage Issue
Know When Clogs are Developing
Sewer line issues can create big messes that take a lot of time and money to clean up and can leave your home a foul-smelling mess. A great deal of these issues begin at the same place, with gradually developing clogs and blockages within your main sewer line. Food, waste, grease, and small objects that enter your plumbing system can all contribute to a clogged sewer line. However, because these clogs tend to develop slowly over time as more and more substances accumulate within your sewer line, it can be hard to tell when blockages have started to form. We had our sewage specialists break down some of the most common symptoms a developing clog in your main sewer line.
Warning Signs of a Developing Clog Include:
- Slow drains
- Frequent drain and toilet clogs
- Gurgling noises coming from your toilets and drains
- Foul smells coming from your pipes
- Backed-up drains
Why are Sewer Line Clogs So Dangerous?
Your main sewer line is responsible for funneling all waste away from your home and into the community sewage system. When that outlet gets blocked or clogged, waste has nowhere to go but back to your home. That means that you’ll end up dealing with sewage flowing back up through drains and toilets or pooling onto your lawn. Spotting clogs early lets you address the issue before that happens.
Sewer Line Clogs Can Lead To:
- Sewage backflow or seepage
- Sewer line leaks
- Non-functioning drains
Spotting Sewage Leaks
Leaking, cracked, or broken sewer lines lead to backflow and sewage pools, but not right away. Depending on the damage to your sewer line, your plumbing could exhibit several warning signs before the worst-case-scenario occurs. Know what you should watch out for in your home so you can get leaks fixed fast before sewage has a chance to re-enter your home.
Sewage Leaks Can Cause:
- Slow drains
- Unusually green and spongy patches on your lawn
- Sewer gas odors
- Mold and mildew growth
- An increased pest presence
- Foundation cracks and sinkholes
- Cracks in your walls
- Higher water bills
If You Need Cleanup, Call the Professionals
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, sewage disasters can still strike. If you wake up one morning to find pools of sewage on your lawn or sitting in your sinks, there’s no need to panic. Professional restoration and cleaning teams can help you get your home back in shape fast by pumping sewage away, ensuring mold won’t take root, and rebuilding damaged property. This will not only make your home clean and comfortable once more, but reduce your loved one’s exposure to harmful viruses and bacteria that lurk in sewage like salmonella and E. coli.
Call (561) 220-6270 to schedule your appointment with the sewage cleaning specialists at All Dry Services today!