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August 08,2023

6 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Sewer Line

The sewer system is an essential element of every property, responsible for transporting wastewater away from our homes and businesses safely and effectively. Over time, however, sewer lines can deteriorate, potentially creating serious environmental and daily living impacts that require costly repairs. Knowing when it might be time for replacement could save money and disrupt daily activities if left alone for too long. Mr. Rooter Plumbing looks at signs that indicate replacement may be necessary and the advantages of hiring a professional plumbing service to facilitate an easy replacement process.

Age of Your Sewer Line

One of the key aspects to consider when installing new sewer lines on properties built years ago is the age of your sewer line. Clay or cast iron materials tend to deteriorate faster, creating blockages or leakage issues when approached beyond the expected lifespan so that replacement may become necessary sooner rather than later.

Experience Clogs and Backups

Experiencing frequent drain clogs or backups can indicate that something could be amiss with your sewer line, especially if they occur intermittently or intermittently. Clogs caused by debris build-up or tree roots entering can quickly escalate into more significant problems if left unaddressed. Still, while DIY solutions might provide temporary relief, it's always wiser to consult reliable plumbers to determine root causes as soon as possible accurately and whether replacement of sewer line(s) might be required for solutions to be effective in long-term solutions or at least temporary solutions provided.

Foul Odors

Unpleasant smells from drains, toilets, or your yard could signal an issue with your sewer line. Sewage leaks caused by cracks or damaged pipes can release foul-smelling gases that pollute the air quality on and around your property and have serious repercussions for health and the environment. Suppose persistent foul odors continue to bother you or threaten the health of you or your family members. In that case, it's wise to contact a plumbing service for assessment of this matter and advice as necessary actions taken accordingly.

Lush and Unexpected Patches in Your Yard

An impressive green expanse in your lawn may look appealing, but it could signal something amiss with your sewer line. Leaking sewage acts like fertilizer for certain patches to grow faster and greener than their neighbors; should this occur to you, it would be wise to consult a plumber who will conduct a comprehensive examination to ascertain whether the line replacement may be required.

Cracks in Foundation or Walls

Damage to your sewer line can result in soil erosion that causes cracks in your property's walls, floors, and ceilings if left unaddressed - leaving costly structural repairs unattended. Should any unexpected cracks appear at your residence, professional plumbers must assess them immediately to determine whether replacement of sewer lines may be required.

Slow Draining Fixtures

Sinks, bathtubs, or showers that drain slowly could indicate blocked sewer lines or partial obstructions in their sewer lines. While chemical drain cleaners might offer temporary relief, using too many can further damage your sewer line and the environment. Consulting a plumber about inspecting this issue thoroughly could determine if sewer line replacement would be the most cost-effective course of action.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, our professional plumbing service can be invaluable when faced with potential sewer line issues. With their wealth of knowledge and cutting-edge technology, our experienced plumbers can accurately evaluate the state of your sewer lines through inspections. Let our experienced plumbers help accurately diagnose sewer line issues and their condition through inspections conducted using advanced tools, allowing our experienced plumbers to evaluate them quickly and accurately! If any issue relating to them arise, don't hesitate to contact us immediately so that we will identify and rectify them immediately as soon as they occur!

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