There are a lot of reasons why people end up calling a plumber, but one of the most alarming can sometimes be because of issues with their sewage. No one wants to deal with sewage. Even plumbers don’t enjoy it, but it is part of their job and they are properly equipped with the knowledge, experience, and tools that are needed to quickly get to the bottom of any sewage issues so that you can get back to a clean home. After all, the main goal of most people is to get back to living a life where sewage is not a predominant issue.
For this reason, if you smell sewage or suspect that something is wrong with your sewage system, you need to have a plumber you can trust in Coral Springs, FL to come out to your home for sewer repair. Sewage problems are not something you can ignore because the results can be disastrous. The good news is that if you recognize the signs, you can get to the bottom of the issue without too much damage around your home both inside and out. Due to the fact that the sewage runs outside of your home, oftentimes, the signs are noticeable in both locations.
Usually, sewage problems are fairly simple to identify because it is hard to miss the smells or sight of sewage, but long before you can see or smell that you need sewer repair, there may be little signs that you need the help of a plumber. The following is a quick look at some of the most common plumbing issues associated with your sewage system so that you can act quickly if you suspect something might be going wrong.
It pays to act early so that you can avoid dealing with a messy situation that not only involves flood damage but also possibly spreads disease. While this is not a comprehensive list of every single sign that you need sewer repair, it does include the most common symptoms to help you protect your home.
If you notice any of these signs, make sure you call your local plumber and talk to them about your sewer repair options. It is always best to get a professional in right away for this type of issue.
Strong Sewage Smells
Most people are surprised to learn that they can smell sewage both from the inside and outside of their homes when something is wrong. Sometimes you only catch an occasional waft of sewage when the problem is still forming, but if the wind is calm, you might notice a very nauseating smell. Unless you happen to live next to a sewage treatment plant, there is never a good explanation for why you smell sewage. In this situation, you need to call for sewer repair and get to the bottom of the issue right away. Eventually, you won’t just smell it, you will see it, and at that point, the issue will be much harder to fix.
Healthier Than Ever Grass
Everyone in Coral Springs, FL wishes that they had greener grass, especially during the summer months when it is actually dry but way too hot for grass to grow healthily. Therefore, if you haven’t been out watering the grass but you notice that your grass is looking a bit too healthy, there is a chance you have a sewage leak. This is not always the case, but if you also sometimes catch a waft of sewage, then you probably have a legitimate reason to be concerned and it is worth looking into sewer repair. What happens, in this case, is that a damaged sewer line is actually fertilizing your yard, which in turn is helping the grass grow while creating a health hazard for anyone touching your yard.
The Yard Is Getting Soggy
Green grass is not the only indication that something may be wrong with your sewer line, the sudden appearance of wet spots or a mushy yard when it hasn’t been raining can indicate that your sewer line is broken. Similar to above, when a sewer line is damaged and in need of sewer repair the sewage will rise back up creating wet spots. If it hasn’t been raining and your yard is still wet, then you may want to check to see if your sewer line and your main line are properly functioning.
Multiple Drains Are Not Draining
If you have one drain in your home that is clogged, there is a good chance that you have a local clog, but if you notice that separate drains in different areas of your home are starting to drain slowly or not drain at all, then it is likely an issue with your sewage. When the sewage line is damaged or in need of sewer repair, then the sewage has nowhere to go but back up your pipes. The result is that your drains stop working and you are unable to clear the water or wastes that you put down them. This is the type of situation where you can flush the toilet and see it come up in your sink, which is why you need to call for repair right away.
You See It
Finally, if you come home to find that your floor drain or basement floor drain is full of sewage, then you know without a doubt that something is awry. At this point, the only choice you have is to get an emergency plumber to come to take a look and see if the clog is the result of a bad choice (flushing something accidentally down the toilet or drain) or a sign that you need sewer repair.
If you are looking for help with your sewer in Coral Springs, FL, contact MainLine Plumbing and we will set up an appointment.