The sewer line is a part of your home that you cannot normally see, and which you therefore won’t think much about. But this pipeline does an essential job for your household, since it carries the collected waste water and solid waste from the house out to the municipal sewer system in the center of the street (or to a septic tank for homes that don’t have access to the municipal sewer system). Although this line is built to be durable, older pipe material can start to wear down over time, and even newer pipes can suffer damage from shifting ground and root infiltration. At some point in the future, you may need to replace the whole pipeline. Below are some signs to warn you about this.
Signs of an aging sewer line
- Frequent clogs throughout the house: If drain and toilet clogs are becoming distressingly common—and they occur in different parts of the house, usually simultaneously—then the sewer line is most likely at fault. Have it inspected to see if it should be replaced.
- Damp, sewer-smelling patches on your property: When a sewer line breaks, it will lead to sewage-filled water soaking up onto your lawn and garden. Don’t hesitate when you notice such unpleasant damp spots around your house: have someone look at the sewer line.
- Water spots around basement drains: When sewage starts to back up in the sewer line, it will affect the lowest parts of the house first. Watch carefully for water spots appearing around drains in the basement, as well as any unpleasant odors coming from the drains.
We offer trenchless sewer line replacement
If the idea of replacing your sewer line sounds like a week-long ordeal that will turn your yard into something resembling a battlefield, we have good news for you! Our plumbers are skilled with trenchless sewer line replacement, a process that only takes a few hours and leaves your property looking virtually untouched. So don’t hesitate if you think you have to have a new sewer line put in: just call us!
Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. offers plumbing in Mt. Lookout, OH and throughout the Cincinnati area.