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April 30th, 2017 in Drain Cleaning, Sewer Pipes

Identifying Sewer Line problems


You may not like thinking about your sewer. Just thinking about the word “sewer” probably makes you wrinkle up your nose thinking about those stinky smells. That’s why a smooth running sewer line is a must have for everyone’s home in Orange, CT.

Clogged Sewer Line

One of the most common issues a sewer line faces is becoming clogged with items that should never be flushed through the toilet or disposed of down our kitchen drain. Just because items disappear when you flush, doesn’t mean it hasn’t come to a screeching halt on down the sewer line.

Roots in the Sewer Line

Trees are a beautiful addition in our lawns and provide welcome shade in the summer. Just remember that their roots can also be an enemy to sewer lines. Roots can grow into sewer lines and form natural blockages in the pipeline.

Sewer Line Symptoms to Watch For

1. A sewer line should be air tight. If you are smelling sewer gas in or around your home, you may have a crack in your sewer line.
2. Slow Drains – If your drains are continually draining slow, you may have a sewer line blockage. You should ask yourself, are all your drains running slowly, or just one?
3. Mold – A cracked sewer line in your wall provides mold the perfect dark and moist environment to grow.
4. Extra Green Grass – A cracked sewer line can be providing nutrients to a section of your yard resulting in a patch of grass growing “extra green”.

If you think you may have a sewer crack or blockage, give us a call to investigate. We have the experience to advise you on the proper course of action to take care of your smelly problem. Check out our money saving coupons and then give Rick’s Plumbing a call. If you need it quick, call Rick!



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