You may need to have a licensed rooter service perform a household plumbing inspection if you notice any of the telltale signs of problems in your sewer lines. Faulty sewer lines can cause major problems, including damage to walls, floors, and ceilings. Problems should be identified and corrected as soon as you suspect a problem with your sewer drains to prevent costly additional repairs.
If you are hearing strange sounds coming from your drains, rattling sounds in the walls, or other unusual noises when sinks, tubs, or appliances are draining it is a sign that you should have a rooter service perform a plumbing inspection. Gurgling sounds typically indicate a clog or blockage forming in the sewer line, causing water to back up in the line and “gurgle” through the reduced pipe diameter.
Wet floors, ceilings, or walls, are a possible signal that there is a leak in your plumbing. Once you have ruled obvious spills or other activities that may be responsible, schedule a plumbing inspection with your home plumbing contractors to find the cause and make arrangements for repairs. Depending on the cause of the leak, your plumbing issues can be corrected in as little as one day.
Exterior Wet or Excessively Lush Spots
Only a full-service rooter service can handle every problem revealed by a home plumbing inspection. Sewer problems may have been developing for a long time and may be indicated by a perpetually wet place in your lawn, or a specific area that seems to grow greener and faster than the surrounding area. Slow-developing leaks can be related to many things, including tree roots penetrating the line or the settling of a driveway slab. Repairing problems of this sort may require trenchless sewer replacement that is only available from an experienced plumbing service.
Slow or Non-Flowing Drains
Drains that release water slowly or completely stop flowing indicate a clog of some sort in your sewer lines. This can be caused by everything from tree roots to an excessive amount of tissue or a foreign object flushed down the toilet. It is important to find the problem as soon as possible because a clogged sewer line can lead to additional damages such as mildew, “soft” drywall, or deteriorating floors.
If you are noticing bad odors near sinks or drains, it might be a good idea to schedule a plumbing inspection. Offensive smells may be the result of waste collecting in the sewer line and creating odors as the decomposition process takes place. Appliances such as the clothes or dishwasher may exhibit these odors as well.
The importance of tending to sewer problems as quickly as possible cannot be overstated. What seems like a minor issue today could very easily become a flooded basement tomorrow. By getting a plumbing inspection at the first sign of trouble, you may be able to solve the problem through an ordinary and inexpensive rooter service.
Ehret Co. Plumbing & Heating
Ehret Co. Plumbing & Heating provides 24/7 household plumbing services for homes and multifamily buildings. We pride ourselves on our professional and quality work. Contact us through our online contact form or call us at 510-528-4292 for residential plumbing services any time, any day of the week.