Identifying Sewer Line Problems

When it comes to keeping your home running smoothly, you will want to be sure you septic tank runs as it should. This can help keep unpleasant smells from taking over the interior and exterior of your property. Most homeowners rarely think about the sewer line because it’s not visible like other parts of the plumbing in your home. However, you may run into a sewer line issue occasionally, and it’s important to know how to identify it. By understanding specific things that help you to know this is an issue, you can then work to resolve the sewer line problem.

Clogged Sewer Line

One of the most common problems when it comes to your sewer involves it getting clogged. This could be due to putting the wrong items in the toilet and flushing. It’s critical to avoid putting baby diapers, napkins or paper towels in your toilet and flushing.

Additionally, be sure not to put throw grease down the kitchen sink or other objects that may clog up your line. If your sewer is clogged, you may sense a bad smell in your yard because the sewer is backed up and not properly working as it should.

Roots in the Sewer Line

It’s common for tree roots to grow and cause you problems when it comes to your sewer line. These can get large and may attach to parts of the line and cause the homeowner numerous problems.

If a tree or root fully blocks a pipe in your sewer, this can be a costly repair. Additionally, if a home hasn’t been lived in or visited for a while, it’s common for roots to take over the sewer line, and this would warrant a replacement.

If you are dealing with any sewer issues, you may need to rely on the expertise of a plumbing expert. Be sure to contact us at Dutton Plumbing help you with this and any plumbing repair needs you may have.