Most of the pipes are hidden behind the walls, ceilings, and on the floors that we can’t see that there is already a problem occurring. A lot of homeowners stress out in identifying small problems happening in their home without realizing that a broken pipe and a sewer leak can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your yard and maybe in your entire home.
Sewer line repair can be a little bit expensive but knowing how to recognize the problem early can help you catch it before the issue becomes a major concern. These are the things you should look out for when you think there’s a leak in your sewer line. If you recognize any of these problems in your home, call a professional and schedule a video inspection right away.
The Sound of Dripping Water
If you hear water dripping somewhere, check the toilet and make sure all the faucets are turned off. If you already checked out everything, you might have a leaky sewer pipe.
You don’t have to be a licensed plumber to realize that there’s something wrong with your main sewer line. Therefore, if you can smell sewer gas anywhere around your home, that could be an indication that there is a major leak with your sewer line.
Mold on your Walls or Ceilings
Mold and mildew can easily form if you have a leaking sewer. Some molds only need the humidity level to be higher than 55% to start growing. Considering that, a cracked sewer pipe can cause the humidity level to rise up leading to dangerous mold growth.
One of the most obvious signs that you have a broken sewer line would be a pooling septic wastewater in your yard. Oftentimes, the problem is located directly under the pool of sewer water.
Unusually Healthy Vegetation
When sewage leaks into your yard, the grass may be unusually extra green and looks healthier. Sewer leaks have an ironic effect on feeding and fertilizing the plants in your yard that will result in a lush and extra green appearance.
What to Do If You Have a Sewer Problem?
If you experienced any of the issues mentioned above, take these steps to fix your sewer line problem as soon as possible.
Turn off the water. If you have reached the point where water is causing severe damage, find where the shut-off valve is located and turn the “gate valve” to the closed or off position.
Schedule a video inspection. Getting a professional to perform a video inspection on your sewer pipes is the best thing to do. They will be able to diagnose the problem quickly by using a sewer inspection camera. This can save more time, money, and frustration in figuring out the best solution for your problem.
Sewer line replacement. If you already have leaking, corroded, or damaged sewer pipe, it needs to be replaced. Your plumber can perform a trenchless approach rather than digging up in your yard using a backhoe and just create two small holes on either end of the damaged pipe and replaced it by just inserting or installing it without much disruption to your property.
Get Professional Plumbing Help
Accessing and replacing your sewer line can be extremely dangerous for inexperienced personnel. Do not try to attempt to enter or repair your sewer line yourself Call Caccia Plumbing right away if you suspect any issue rising up or if your sewer line needs a repair. We will treat you and your home with the respect and professionalism that you deserve. For quality services in your San Mateo home, call Caccia Plumbing at (650) 342-5363.