Any time you are experiencing a broken sewer line, it is a bad day. It can cause a good deal of damage to your home, so it’s important that you are constantly on the lookout for signs that point to a problem. Luckily, there are several signs that can indicate a broken sewer line. AMMCO Restoration is here to talk about those signs and things you should be aware of in the case you experience a broken sewer line.
What Does a Sewer Line Break Smell Like?
When there is a crack or a broken sewer line in your home, you will likely smell it. This is likely the number one sign that there is a problem. Those sewer gases are normally trapped in the line and when you smell them as you use your drain, it shouldn’t be ignored. Sewer smells as you use your sink or other plumbing should always be investigated further to rule out any sewer line problems.
Broken Lines Can Cause a Slow Drain
While hair and other debris could cause your drain to be slow, a slow drain could indicate a bigger problem. If there is a crack or break somewhere in the sewer line as your house settles, it could cause the water to be unable to drain normally. If there is only one drain that effected and draining slowly, it is more likely that you have a clogged drain. When there are multiple drains in your home that are slow, this could be caused by a broken line somewhere. Another cause of broken sewer lines may be tree roots that have grown into the drain and caused it to split.
Broken Sewer Pipe Can Mean a Soggy Yard
If you notice that there is one area of your lawn that is thriving while others are struggling to stay green, you could have a problem. Likewise, if you step on your lawn and have one area that is especially soggy, it is very likely that a sewer line has broken. This can carry an awful odor with it as well. When you experience this problem, your yard could sink and you won’t be able to use it until the problem is resolved.
Floor & Wall Cracks
It is normal for some cracks to happen over the course of time, but if you notice that there are new cracks all of a sudden, it could be cause by a broken sewer line. The reason is the excess water washes away the underpinnings.
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Anytime you experience a broken sewer line, you could have a serious disaster on your hands. The disaster experts at AMMCO Restoration are ready no matter the time of the day. We respond quickly to clean up any disaster a broken sewer line may have caused you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call anytime disaster strikes! Call us today!