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Signs You Need Sewer Repair

Signs You Need Sewer Repair

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sewer repair by Quality Plumbing in Addison, IL

Do You Need Sewer Repair?

Maybe your home is your hobby and you look forward to performing maintenance and doing upgrades on your days off. Maybe it’s an investment in your future and you don’t hesitate to have professionals work on it to increase its value. Or perhaps it’s simply the safe, comfortable place where your family relaxes and you want to keep it that way at all costs. Whatever your home means to you, all of the above could be at risk without sewer repair! 

Here’s how you can tell if your sewer might be in need of sewer repair:

There’s an unpleasant odor in and around your property

If the sewer line is damaged, waste water could be escaping into the foundation or the ground around your home. If this is the case, you’ll notice an unpleasant smell. There could also be an unpleasant odor coming from the drains. 

Water is slow to drain

If your sewer line has caved in or become clogged for some other reason, then waste water can’t drain away properly. You’ll most likely notice this with the bath and shower first, then the toilet, and then any sinks. Note that if only one drain doesn’t run off properly, it’s more likely an indication of a blockage in that drain rather than a damaged sewer.

There are frequent sewage backups

If waste water can’t run off properly, then you’ll start to notice the sewer backing up. This is not only unpleasant; it’s also very unhygienic.

A noticeable increase in the number of critters around your home

Raw sewage attracts all sorts of unpleasant pests—and those pests attract larger predators. If you start to notice more insects, rats, and other critters than usual, then you’ve likely got a problem with your sewer.

There’s waste water pooling in your driveway or yard

If the waste water is leaking out of the sewer but can’t run off, it will start to pool in your driveway or yard, depending on where the sewer line runs. 

Your plants are doing better than ever

If there’s a part of your yard where the plants or lawn suddenly start doing much better, it could indicate a broken sewer line. The plants will feed off the nutrients they capture from the leaking waste water.

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, call the experts at Quality Plumbing ASAP. We’re ready to help you today! 

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