No homeowner wants to deal with plumbing issues. Not only can it be an unpleasant experience, but pluming repairs can be costly. Most major plumbing problems typically occur in your sewer line – deep in your system and far out of reach. It can be difficult to determine where the problem is located without professional assistance, so at the first sign of an issue, call Riley Plumbing. A damaged sewer line is a much bigger issue that can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Here are some signs that you need main line repair.
Common Sewer Problems
- Sewage backup. Sewage backups can happen every now and then, but if sewage backs up every time you flush the toilet, the problem could be your main sewer line. All your home’s drains rely on the main line in order to drain properly. If you start experience blockages in more than one drain, call Riley.
- Foul odors. An intact main line should be airtight, meaning no odors should escape the pipes. If you start to smell it, there could be a leak.
- Mold and mildew. A crack in the line can cause enough water to leak into your home which can result in mold growth overtime. Mold is harmful to your health, so if you notice mold starting to spread it needs to be dealt with immediately.
- Slow drains. A slow drain can be a common plumbing issue. When simple unclogging methods don’t work to solve the slow drain, the issue can be a deeper blockage somewhere in the main line. Unfortunately main line clogs are usually much bigger clogs than require more than simple unclogging methods, but digging into the line itself to access the source of the problem.
- Lush, green patches of grass. Your lawn may be looking extra lush than usual, but it may not be a good thing. Sewage acts as great fertilizer, and if you start to notice very green patches of grass in your lawn, it could be from a leaking main line.
- Foundation cracks and other structural damages. A damaged main sewer line is more than just a plumbing nuisance; it can cause great structural damage to your home.
- Pests. Most critters can easily squeeze through cracks and gaps inside your sewer line and find their way into your plumbing. These pests can be very harmful to your health. If you suspect you have pests in your plumbing, a plumber can conduct a visual inspection inside your sewer line.
How Riley Can Help
Here at Riley, our team of Master Plumbers have extensive experience providing sewer line repair and replacement services. Features of our sewer line repair and replacement services include:
- 24/7 emergency service for backed-up sewers, leaking sewer lines, and other critical problems
- Free, itemized, upfront quotes with no hidden costs
- Non-invasive diagnostic techniques with video inspection
- Objective advice on whether you need pipe repair or full sewer line replacement
- Professional recommendation on whether non-invasive repair techniques such as pipe lining or pipe bursting are an option, or whether excavation is necessary
- Fully licensed, insured, and bonded
- Warranties on labor and parts
If you are in need of sewer repair services, call Riley Plumbing today. We’re ready to help!