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Signs That Your Sewer Line is Broken

Signs That Your Sewer Line is Broken
July 07, 2021

Signs That Your Sewer Line is Broken

If you’re not familiar with sewer lines, they are the underground pipes that carry your waste away from your home and into the public sewage disposal lines. The sewer lines that connect to your home are a super vital part of your home working properly, so knowing what to look for when it comes to detecting sewer line damage is extremely important, no matter how long you’ve been a homeowner. If you’re unsure if you are having issues with your sewer line, or you notice certain things in your home that are throwing red flags at you, give Mr. Rooter Plumbing a call now!
When it comes to your sewer lines, you never want to wait if you suspect something is wrong. These kinds of problems don’t get better with time, they only get worse. We are going to discuss the most common signs that your sewer line is broken so you can detect issues before they get worse. 

4 common signs that your sewer line is damaged or broken:

  • Slow drains -- One of the most common signs that will let you know if your sewer lines are damaged or broken is slow draining in your bathroom, kitchen, or wherever else you have water hook-ups. If you have one slow drain, this usually means that something is clogging them – this can either be easily fixed with a plunger or a drain snake. If you have more than one slow drain in your home, this is a red flag that something is going on within your sewer lines – it’s time to get Mr. Rooter Plumbing on the phone!
  • Foul odor or gas-like smell -- If your sewer line is damaged or broken, your nose will be the first one to know. You should never have any foul odors or gas-like smells coming from the drains in your home, so if you’re smelling something funky, get us on the phone immediately. This smell could mean you have a toxic sewer gas leak that is making its way into your home – this is a fix that needs to be addressed immediately. 
  • Mold and mildew -- Another thing that should never be in your home is mold and mildew. This can cause major health issues if not taken care of right away, so if you see any mold or mildew in your home, it could be from a sewer line issue. This is another common sign associated with damaged or broken sewer line pipes that needs to be addressed immediately. 
  • Insects, rodents, critters -- We don’t know about you, but having any kind of critter in our home totally freaks us out. Whether you’ve been in your home for two weeks or two years, you should never have insects, rodents, or any other critters in your home. If you do see them in your home, it’s most likely from damaged or broken sewer lines. Again, this should be checked out immediately.

To get your sewer line back in working order, give Mr. Rooter Plumbing a call today for a same or next-day appointment!