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Signs You Need Help Repairing Your Sewer Line

Friday, October 4th, 2013

“Sewer problems.” Two of the most intimidating words for a homeowner. Handling electrical outages, air conditioning malfunctions, or leaking boilers all sound more appealing than dealing with a blockage in the sewer line that runs from your house to the street. However, you shouldn’t worry too much: if you give the job to plumbing professionals who offer guarantees on their work, you can relax and know the repairs will get done quickly and correctly.

Did you know that The Sunny Plumber offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee? Contact us if you need Gilbert, AZ sewer repair services. Otherwise, keep an eye out for any of these signs that would indicate you need an expert to help you repair your sewer line:

Slow drains

When a sink, tub, or shower begins to drain slowly, it often doesn’t feel like a major emergency. It might be nothing more than a partial clog you can fix with commercial drain cleaner. But if you start experiencing slow drains all around your house that don’t respond to cleaners, then the sewer line may have developed a break or clog. If you decide to just “live with” slow drains, you could be making a huge mistake.

Varying water levels in toilets

Again, this might be a basic clog, or perhaps an object like a child’s toy has fallen in and gotten lodged in the upper pipes. But if the problem persists, then you need to contact a professional plumber to assess if you have a sewer line problem.

Unpleasant odors

If noxious odors start coming out of the sink drains, don’t wait… this is one of the strongest signs of problems in sewer drainage.

Water stains and damage in the foundation

The big threat that a damaged sewer line poses is that it can cause leaking into the basement and foundation of your home. If you notice excess moisture and water stains in your basement, or an increase in pests such as insects and rats, then call for professional assistance immediately.

You cannot do sewer line repairs on your own—and you shouldn’t. Repair mistakes can be costly and turn into far more serious emergencies. Call The Sunny Plumber to take care of the trouble. We do video camera pipe inspections to get to the heart of the problem, and then deliver fast and accurate repairs.

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3 Signs You Need Sewer Repair

Friday, August 30th, 2013

All of the drains in your home eventually connect to one big pipe called your sewer drain. This drain gets a ton of use every single day because it has to handle every gallon of your waste water. However, in most homes this sewer drain is buried under the property which means that it is difficult to tell when it is having problems. However, there are a few signs that you can look for which could indicate that you need Phoenix sewer repair.

Give us a call here at The Sunny Plumber if you’re having any plumbing issues and need service.

3 Phoenix Sewer Repair Signs

Keep an eye out for any of the following signs that could mean that you need to call for Phoenix sewer repair services.

  • Soggy or raised patches – If your sewer line is leaking then it means that a lot of water is getting distributed under your yard. If you notice soggy patches of ground or raised patches it could mean that there is a sewer leak under your yard.
  • Unusually lush patches of ground – Also, if lots of water is in your ground it means that the plant life will start to flourish. If you see patches of grass or plants that are growing unusually fast or vibrantly it could mean that they have found access to a new source of water: your sewer line.
  • Sewer odor – Obviously, the water that is traveling through your sewer line is not pleasant smelling. If you smell sewer odors around your property it might mean that the source of those odors is your leaking sewer line.
  • Clogged drains – As we mentioned above, all of your drains connect to your sewer line. If multiple drains are clogging it could mean that you have a serious clog further down in your sewer pipe. While this might not mean that you need to repair the pipe, it likely means that you need to call for clog removal from a professional plumber.
  • Tree roots – Surprisingly, tree roots are a very common cause of sewer line problems. They can wedge their way into your sewer pipe through the joints and cause tremendous damage to your pipe.

If you need Phoenix sewer repair just give us a call here at The Sunny Plumber.

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