Over time, sewer and water pipes in the home can be compromised by buildup (caused by repeat flow down the drains), or even cracked or clogged by invasive tree roots.
Since these problems are not easily seen, here are a few signs that you may have a sewer line problem.
Toilet bowl water level
When a sewer line is clogged, there may be inconsistency in the water level of toilets. If the water level in your toilet is unusually low, high, or simply varies day to day, it is in your best interest to call us to evaluate your line.
Sounds or scents
If you notice a distinctly different sound, like a gurgling, when water is draining from sinks, toilets or other drains, it may be time to bring in a professional to inspect the lines. Similarly, if you ever notice strange smells coming from drains, or in the yard, a sewer inspection should be completed as soon as possible.
Showers, sinks and tubs are slow to drain
While many homeowners are quick to purchase a drain cleaner to solve a clog, this may only solve the issue temporarily. In older homes, the pipe materials can be severely damaged by the harsh chemicals in these drain cleaners, causing an even bigger problem. In addition, these off-the-shelf solutions are extremely caustic and also act as pollutants