Ideally, you would never run into problems of any kind with your plumbing system. Realistically, you are going to. Nothing is perfect in this world, and your plumbing system is no exception. No, not even when you hire the professional plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix to install and service your plumbing system. What we can do, however, is help you to recognize early warning signs that your plumbing system and its numerous components are in trouble.
One common point of trouble is the sewer line. Now, many plumbing problems are a bit difficult to recognize due to the hidden nature of many plumbing pipes and connections. Your sewer line, however, is not just tucked away behind a wall or beneath the floorboards. It is actually buried outside on your property. Does that mean that there is no way to recognize trouble before disaster strikes? No, but it does mean that you’ll want to act fast and schedule prompt sewer line services in Phoenix, AZ.
You Cannot Take Risks with Your Sewer Line
We are not alarmists here to drum up our own business by convincing you that every plumbing issue is an emergency. While all plumbing problems should be dealt with in a timely manner, a dripping faucet probably won’t have you reaching for the phone in the middle of the night. We get it—but seriously, first thing in the morning!
That being said, a damaged sewer line is one of those issues that you really need to be right on top of. By the time you notice a problem with your sewer line, there is a good chance that the issue has been developing for some time already. Because of the function of your sewer line—removing waste and wastewater from your property—allowing the problems to continue can result in a seriously unhygienic situation that can damage your property!
What to Look for—and More!
Looking for signs of trouble with your sewer line is just a start. You’ll also want to smell for them, too! Well, maybe not want to, but it can be pretty tough to avoid. If you have a major blockage in your sewer line, you may start to see more and more frequent and more and more stubborn toilet clogs or clogged drains throughout the house.
You may also start to smell a sewer odor in your home or around your property. If you do, trust us, you’ll be motivated to get to the bottom of it and to have it resolved. It is highly unpleasant, to say the least.
Also, feel for squishy spots in the yard, and look for unusually lush and green patches. Your sewer line may make your yard damp (again, that odor will be there) but it can also fertilize it. Yes, we know. Gross. But whether you want to think about it or not, the sewage leaking into your soil could be the extra boost your lawn is enjoying.