If you have a leak or rupture in your main sewer line, it can lead to a variety of problems, including the back up of raw sewage into your home. When you call B&L Plumbing, our experts have seen every kind of sewer line issue and fixed them all. Call us if you need a repair or replacement in Fountain, CO.
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How to Know Your Main Sewer Line Is Damaged & Needs Repair
It’s not always easy to diagnose the main sewer line problem. Sometimes the symptoms mimic something else wrong in the system. However, here are some clear signs you need help with the main line.
- Backed Up Sewer — If your toilet backs up or overflows every time you flush, it’s a sign you have something wrong in the main sewer pipe.
- Foul Smell — The smell of sewage or other rancid odors coming from the drains suggests a leak or hole in the main sewer line.
- Slow Drains — A slow drain is so common that most people don’t seek help. However, if pouring chemicals down or using a plunger doesn’t work, it could be an issue with the main line.
- Lush Grass — If your lawn has overly lavish patches, it could be that your main line is leaking.
Call us right away if you notice any of the above symptoms before the problem gets worse.
Why Sewer Lines Clog & Break
The main sewer line is the most significant and most vital pipe in your home’s plumbing system. A clog or break in that line means trouble for your entire household. Here are the most common reasons people have a problem with the main sewer line.
- Tree root invasion
- Old pipes that have corroded
- Shifting earth causes pipes to sag and break
- Clogging caused by flushing non-flushable items
To keep your drains free-flowing, check out our drain cleaning services for thorough cleaning.
When to Replace the Main Sewer Line
While most people won’t ever have to replace their main sewer line, sometimes it’s unavoidable. Tree root invasion and shifting soil can render the line a loss, and replacement is necessary. Sometimes, repairs can be made to the line in small sections, but that only buys you a little time in most cases. Also, temporary fixes can do more damage than they’re worth. The solution for major sewer line leaks is to replace the line, and while it’s expensive, it’s almost always the better solution over a ‘patch job.’ Call B&L Plumbing for an inspection and consultation regarding the replacement of your main sewer line, and we’ll show you what options are available.