The holiday season is upon us, and although no one really discusses it—your plumbing is put under an inordinate amount of stress. As you host more, so does your toilet. This puts additional pressure on your septic system.
Make sure your sewage line is up to the task, so you don’t have to find out your line is malfunctioning the hard way. There is nothing worse than exposed sewage, especially when you have family and friends visiting.
Avoid a major septic tank disaster by learning the signs that your sewage line is heading towards a breakdown. Sewage is definitely not the holiday decor you were going for.
Signs Your Sewage Line Is Malfunctioning
There Is Visible Waste In Your Backyard
If you have pooling wastewater in your yard—your sewer line is undoubtedly broken. A severely clogged drain, a cracked main line, or a malfunctioning septic pipe can cause your sewer line to rupture. Luckily, the pooling water acts as a directory to where your fracture is located, and professional plumbers will be able to easily assess and repair your sewage line.
You Are Experiencing Repetitive Back Ups and Clogs
If you have a clog in the mainline of your home, you will experience sewage backups in multiple drains. If every time you flush your toilet, use your sinks, showers, or baths, you are encountering a clog—your mainline needs professional attention. If you only have one drain that repetitively backs-up, this is not a mainline problem.
There are a few likely causes of your consecutive backups and blockages. Tree root infiltration, cracks in your piping, or misaligned plumbing connections all affect the integrity of your plumbing.
In order to discover the culprit of your plumbing problems, Green Planet Plumbing & Sewer, LLC will conduct a sewer line video inspection.
With our specific technology, we can assess 360 degrees of your plumbing, and get a real-time view of what is affecting your pipes. This allows for expedited inspection and speedy diagnosis, so your sewage line is ready for the holidays.
There Is A Strong Odor In Your Home
Your sewer line is supposed to be airtight. This means that there should be no sewage odors wafting throughout your home. So, if you smell foul odors, don’t ignore your nose! Sometimes your nose knows before you do.
If you notice rank odors, your sewer line is most likely fractured, releasing those odors into your home. A cracked sewage line must be addressed immediately, as a broken sewage line can lead to additional issues within your home—such as mold.
You Have Mold
A broken sewage line will raise the humidity levels in your home, creating a conducive environment for mold growth. Mold spreads fast, so if you notice bad odors, do not waft them away. Contact Green Planet Plumbing & Sewer, LLC for professional sewer line repair.
You Are Having A Pest And Rodent Problem
With unusually high levels of moisture in your home, pests will be drawn to your space. Cockroaches and other insects can slip through minuscule cracks in a malfunctioning sewer line and make camp in your space.
Rodents are also a potential byproduct of a cracked sewer line. Rats live in sewers, and when a pipe is broken, a pathway is forged for rats to enter your home. You will want to schedule a sewage line inspection.
If you detect any of the above sewage line symptoms, contact Green Planet Plumbing & Sewer, LLC, at (206) 207-7625, for sewage line inspections and repairs. We want to make sure your holiday season goes off without a hitch!