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Is Your Sewer Line Suffering?

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Your plumbing system enables you to live with great convenience and comfort, providing you with the clean, potable water needed to shower, clean up around the house, wash your dishes, do the laundry, and more. For the majority of us, the idea of drawing water out of a well to handle these tasks is unthinkable—something that many of us take for granted. So is the thought of emptying out wastewater when you’re done with it—after all, that’s what your sewer system is for, right?

But what if your drain and sewer system is suffering? The component of your system that you trust to dispose of wastewater when you drain your tub your flush your toilet could experience problems. And make the convenience of modern plumbing null and void. However, if you know how to spot signs of trouble, you should be able to take the steps to get your sewer system back up and running ASAP.

What Creates Sewer Line Problems?

Before we get into the potential signs that you need professional Missouri City, TX drain and sewer services, we’d like to talk to you about the probable causes of these issues. There are a number of reasons as to why your sewer line may be suffering. Some of them—although not all—are well beyond any homeowner’s control.

Some common causes of sewer line problems include clogs—which often can be due to homeowner error—even if completely unintentional. They can form as a result of the wrong items being put down your kitchen sink, or the wrong items being flushed down the toilet. They could even be the result of consistent use of store-bought, chemical drain cleaners (which we do not recommend for effective drain cleaning!)

Other causes for sewer line damage, however, could be due to damage from construction or landscaping projects, or the result of tree roots which have sought out a water source only to find your sewer line.

So, What Are the Signs?

Let’s get on with the signs of sewer line trouble. Learning these signs can help you to take the necessary steps to avoid further damage. Are the drains in your home moving slowly? This is one sign. Are they gurgling, or do your toilets keep backing up? These are additional indicators that you have a damaged sewer line.

If you notice any sewer odors wafting through your home or around your property, be sure to reach out to our professional plumbers. This isn’t just unpleasant, it’s a clear sign that there is a leak or some other form of damage to your sewer line that needs to be professionally repaired right away.

One final sign to keep in mind is bright patches of green grass on your lawn. A sewer line leak could literally be fertilizing your lawn—making it look great in certain areas but doing a load of damage to your plumbing system! Don’t brush this off as a broken sprinkler head or a problem with your sod—consider the very real possibility that you have a sewer line issue, and reach out to the pros.

For plumbing services you can depend on, contact Doug Turner Plumbing CO. today!

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