Most of the time, the first signs of a sewer line issue is an odor and the last thing you need is a broken pipe. Sewer gas odor can be caused by several different things. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to any unusual smells and take them seriously in or outside the home.
Gurgling is essentially just the sound of air being trapped and released, so hearing this sound is likely an indication that air is being introduced into your sewer line. If your toilet makes a gurgling sound after you flush, it may be a sign of a broken sewer line.
If you all the drains in your home become clogged, it may be a sign of a broken sewer line. Especially if you find that your own efforts to clear the drain aren’t working, calling a professional to assess the situation is a safe idea.
If sewer is clearly backing up in your home, it’s a clear indication that your sewer line is in need of some professional attention, CALL the professional!
Mold or Mildew
The growth of mold and mildew is an indication that moisture is present. While there are many types of leaks that could cause mold in your home, a sewage leak may be the one source suppling moisture.
Green Patches on Your Lawn
Sewage is fecal matter is a natural fertilizer for your lawn. The presence of sewage beneath the surface of your lawn may cause your grass to grow a little greener in certain spots.
If you notice that areas of your lawn have developed indentations, it could be a sign of a sewer line leak.
Sewage in Your Lawn
The clearest sign of a broken pipe is sewage pooling in your lawn. It can either indicate a broken sewer line or an issue with your septic tank but it should be addressed immediately. If you want to know more about the Austin plumbing company, you can call us at (512) 269-1382.