Common Sewer Line Problems

Sewer Mainline Clogged?

If you suddenly have a problem with multiple drain in your home, there is a good chance you have a mainline blockage or break. A sewer line can be slowly degraded over time or can have a sudden event cause an immediate problem. A tree falling over can uproot and break a sewer line instantly. A sink hole or massive water damage can shift soil and erode support of the sewer line. Grease, and other debris can also accumulate over time shrinking the available space for sewage to flow. A sewer camera inspection can help pinpoint the cause and location of the problem, saving time and money on the repair.

Smell of Sewage In The Home

There is nothing worse than the smell of sewage in a home. It can come up through the vents, plumbing system, and permeate the whole area. You can either be on a sewer system that is run through the city’s waste collection, or you have your own septic system. If the smell is undeniable, it can mean you have some type of system problem.

If you are on a city sewer system, the segment of the sewer line that goes from your home to the connection on the street is your responsibility. Sometimes, the sewer pipes are run underneath a crawl space under the home. A sewer break such as that may be the cause of the sewer smell. Whatever the source of the sewer smell, it should be properly investigated and fixed.

Do you have a septic system?

Pumping is required periodically based on the size of your holding tank. Also, a line running from the house to the system can be broken or blocked up. If this happens, you will not only get the smell, but you may also see puddles in the yard, which is due to the fact that the sewage is leaving the home but a break is causing the leakage. This becomes a serious issue of health and sanitation.