As a homeowner, keeping your plumbing system in good condition is essential to the well-being of your family, home, and wallet. So, would you be able to spot these common signs your sewer is going bad? If not, then it’s time to contact Inspect360 for a sewer inspection and a game plan moving forward.
1. Slow Drains
If your drains are clogged or slow to empty, it could be a sign that your sewer line is backing up. This could be due to tree roots blocking the pipes or a buildup of debris or grease in the line. Don’t disregard this issue, as it could cause more serious problems down the road. You may be able to unclog the drain yourself, but if the problem persists, you’ll need a full sewer scope.
2. Foul Odors
A sewer smell in your home or yard is a definite sign of something rotten in your sewer system. If you notice this stinky odor, it’s time to investigate the source. The smell might be because of a broken or cracked sewer line. Either way, it should not be ignored, as it could lead to hazardous conditions for your family.
3. Pest Infestation
Do you have unwelcome pests entering your home through your drains or toilets? This could be a sign that your sewer line is compromised. Rodents and insects can enter the sewer line through cracks and openings in the pipes underground, leading to a pest problem in your home. Hence, a pest and sewer inspection is crucial for your home occasionally.
4. Slow Flushing Toilets
If your toilets take longer than usual to flush, take this as a serious sign. It might just be low water pressure or a problem with the toilet’s flushing mechanism, but it could be more serious. However, before you call a plumber, try using a plunger or drain snake to see if you can remove the clog yourself. If the problem persists, it’s time to call in the pros to diagnose and fix the issue.
5. Sewer Backups
Perhaps the most obvious sign that your sewer line is going bad is when your toilet or sink backs up, even after you’ve unclogged them. The blockage may not even be anywhere near your toilets or sinks but rather out in the main line. The only way to diagnose this type of issue is with a sewer scope inspection.
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By watching for these common signs of a failing sewer, you can save time, money, and headache in the long run. If any of these are a persistent issue for you, or you’re considering buying a home anywhere in Colleyville, TX, contact Inspect360 at (817) 754-0360. While we’re at it, let’s add a septic and pool inspection, too!