Spotting the Signs of Sewer Line Damage

Sewer lines are something we’d all prefer to keep out of sight and out of mind, but the truth is that a sewer line is one of the most important components of your home’s plumbing system, and care must be taken to make sure that they are properly maintained. Leaky or clogged lines can cause major damage to your home and yard, so it is vital to catch and address problems quickly with the help of trained professionals. The experts at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing are here to share four warning signs that your sewer line may be damaged and in need of repair:

  1. Slow-draining water

One of the biggest indicators of sewer line damage is water in the sink, shower or toilet that takes a long time to drain. Isolated clogs are common, but if liquid drain cleaner isn’t effective in clearing out the clog or obstruction, a more intensive fix will be required.

  1. Unpleasant odors in the yard or home

Unusual, unappealing odors in your home or yard should not be ignored! They may be a symptom of a cracked, leaking sewer line. As prolonged exposure to sewage fumes can be dangerous to your health, it is important to call a trusted professional right away to evaluate the cause and source of the odor.

  1. Mold growth on walls or ceiling

If you notice mold beginning to accumulate on a bathroom ceiling or wall, it could be a warning sign that your sewer line is leaking and needs repair. Despite bathrooms being especially susceptible to this issue as it is difficult to control the production of moisture and humidity, fast-growing mold can be an indication of a much bigger problem.

  1. Unusual green or soggy patches in the yard

If you notice unusually green grass in certain areas of your yard, especially areas over the sewage line, it may be a sign that your line is leaking. Sewage acts as a natural fertilizer and can cause uncharacteristically lush grass to grow throughout the yard. Likewise, another warning sign of a burst pipe is scattered, soggy areas in the grass.

If you have noticed any of these warning signs of sewer line damage, the professionals at Yes! Air Conditioning and Heating are here to help! Give us a call at 702-382-2478 or visit us at www.theyesmancan.com for more information.

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