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5 Common Signs You Need Sewer Line Repair

Have you been noticing a strange smell around your house and outside? Have you noticed your water bill go up in price?

If so, you may have sewer line problems and need a sewer line repair done!

Here are a few telltale signs that you have an issue that you should get fixed as soon as possible.

1. Strange Odors

If you notice a strange odor in your home or around the home’s perimeter, you may have an issue with your sewer line. Sometimes it may be a very distinct smell, but sometimes it may mix with other smells in your home and not be as distinct for you to determine what the issue is.

While you may think that a sewer line would naturally smell, it should never linger around in your home for a long period of time. If it does, that is a sign that you may need a sewer line replacement. 

2. Slow Drains

If you notice that you have slow drains, you may think that you just have a clogged drain. Since that may be the case, you should try to unclog it first.

If that doesn’t work, you may either have a broken sewer line or other sewer line problems that you need to get fixed right away.

And since this is not something you can do yourself, you will want to call a professional to take a look at the sewer line.

3. High Water Bill 

Keeping track of your water bill may seem like a hassle, but by not keeping track, you could be missing something that is right below your nose.

If your water bill begins to rise for no reason, you may not think anything of it. But if it continues to rise or does so suddenly, it may be due to a leak in the sewer line.

If that’s the case, you’ll possibly need a sewer line replacement to fix the issue.

4. Your Yard Is Soggy

Have you noticed your yard has been a bit squishy lately? If it hasn’t rained or you haven’t been overwatering your yard, this could be a sign of a problem that is happening with the sewer line.

You may be able to tell if the sogginess of the yard is coming from a sewer leak or not by looking at the location of the puddling water. However, it may be best to call a professional to determine the issue. 

5. Inconsistency in Toilet Water Levels

Are you noticing a difference in the water levels in your toilet? Maybe, at times, you see that the water looks higher than at other times.

This could be a sign of a sewer line problem.

Get a Sewer Line Repair

There are a few telltale signs that you need a sewer line repair. If you notice any of these issues, like a foul smell, inconsistent toilet water levels, or a soggy yard, it may be time to call a professional.

I Love Sewers Rooter and Plumbing is here to help you! If you are noticing any issues, just call us today so we can come out and help you fix the issue! 

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