One of the most dreaded issues in home plumbing is the funky smell coming from broken, leaking or blocked sewer lines. The best solution for a foul sewer smell is to have your sewer lines serviced by a professional. There are a few telltale signs to determine if plumbing service is needed for your sewer lines or your indoor plumbing.
The most significant indicator your plumbing has an issue in your sewer lines is the smell. If you notice a powerful sewer smell emanating from your basement, bathroom or tub, it’s likely a pipe has broken. Contact Estes Services to have your sewer lines serviced so the broken pipe can quickly be repaired or replaced.
Listen to the water flowing in your home as you flush the toilet or use the sink. If you hear a gurgling or bubbling sound, it’s an indicator you need your sewer lines serviced. The bubbling can mean you have a clog in your sewer line and the only way to eliminate the clog is to schedule plumbing service with a licensed professional.
A sewer line break can occur when the pipe is corroded or when tree roots break through. The wastewater will leak upward to your yard, resulting in a damp spot with a sewer smell. Standing water in your yard and around your pipeline are strong signs your plumbing issue is coming from the sewer lines. Schedule plumbing service if you notice puddles around the sewer pipeline in your yard.
Check Your Basement
Sewer line problems start in the lowest areas of a home, which means your basement might show signs of a leak. If you notice water spots around the basement drains, call Estes Services for plumbing service and have your sewer lines inspected for any breaks or clogs. An unchecked water leak in your basement will lead to serious flooding, affecting your basement and the foundation of your home.
Rodents and Pests
Smells of sewage and waste attract rats, mice, and other rodents. A leak in your basement or yard will emit smells drawing pests onto your yard or into your home. If you notice increased rodent activity, call a plumbing professional to have your sewer lines serviced.
Don’t Let Sewer Smells Fester
If you notice any of the above-mentioned symptoms or several of them at once, call Estes Services immediately. Multiple issues in your home indicate a serious problem festering in your sewer lines. Our plumbing experts will inspect your sewer lines, diagnose the problem and repair or replace the damaged area quickly.
Pay attention to those funky sewer smells and schedule plumbing service before the problem escalates! Sewer line problems need someone with skill and experience, which is why our plumbing technicians are the best solution for your sewer line issues. Contact Estes Services to have your sewer lines serviced.