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Are You Dealing With a Sewer Leak?

Plumbing problems can get kind of complicated. They’re not like a structural problem in your home, or a problem with chipping paint, because you can physically see those problems happen whereas plumbing problems occur behind the scenes. Luckily, you’ll never really see your sewer on a day-to-day basis, so it becomes harder to notice when there’s a problem with it. This doesn’t mean that problems don’t show up, only that they happen underground and in your sewer or septic system, and that requires a more specialized approach.

Don’t worry, we’re the specialists for sewer lines in Bloomington, IL. We can help you get your sewer leak issue diagnosed and fixed in record time. The important job of this blog post is to inform you of when you might be dealing with a sewer leak so you can call us and schedule a fix ASAP!

3 Tips for Diagnosing a Sewer Leak

Down below, we’ve broken up this diagnosis process into three separate points. If any of the following points seem familiar, then you might need to call our team for a sewer line or septic system repair.

Foul Odors Permeate Throughout Your Property

Sewage and septic materials don’t smell very good. That’s probably the first sign you’ll notice when there’s something wrong with your septic or sewage system. That foul odor can waft pretty much all over your property, but it’s going to be centered around where the leak is present.

We’re not just talking about an odor that relates to sewage, we’re talking about sewer gases and vapors that can be extremely hazardous to you and your family. They’re unsanitary, can draw animals, and they’ll more than likely upset your neighbors and friends.

Severe Multi-Drain Clogs

Your drains all connect to your sewer system. This means that a sewer leak or backup is going to eventually show itself in your drains as well.

If all of the first-story drains in your home are starting to back up at once, then your sewer system might be clogged up and having issues. A clogged sewer system that gets extremely backed up is more likely to leak because of the pressure too, so this problem could get worse quickly.

Your Grass Is Greener

You know the saying, the grass is always greener on the other side? Well, there could be a septic leak on the other side, and green grass isn’t always a good thing!

If your grass or lawn plants are suddenly starting to look exceptionally green and beautiful, this might not be from your gardening skills, it could be from them soaking up the nutrients from your leaking septic system. While plants love septic or sewage leaks, your property and your neighbors definitely won’t! This is a clear sign that you need to get your sewer system repaired or your septic system pumped so that your property can go back to normal. Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to keep your grass and lawn plants in good shape after a sewage leak is fixed.

Want fast and easy solutions to your sewer problems? Call Pipeworks Inc.

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