Sewer Line Repairs

Most homeowners don’t want anything to do with sewer line repairs. No wonder most sewer line repairs are expensive yet you are only responsible for the section of the sewer line that runs from your home to the street. Medicine Hat has several tree roots growing through the sewer pipes, built-up gunk clogging pipes, and old clay or steel pipes disintegrating altogether. If you can spot some of these early signs of a faulty plumbing system, you can save a lot of money that may result from expensive repairs. Also, you will not go through the inconveniences that come with having a faulty sewer line on your home.  

  • Showers, Sinks, and Tubs That Drain Slowly

Slowly situations are irritating, and you may take desperate measures to try and correct them. However, don’t try to apply harsh products like Drano especially when dealing with old clay or steel pipes.  The reason is that harsh products can easily eat away these old pipes. Moreover, a pipe that is draining slowly is a clear indication that a big plumbing problem is developing. It is advisable to call a professional plumber when you discover this problem if you want to protect your sewer lines. The plumber will provide expert assessment and the best way to handle your sewer line repairs.

  • Odd Smells and Sounds

Unusual sounds and intense, strange smells are an indication of a sewer line problem. Such a case also calls for sewer line repairs especially if the toilet is making gurgling-like noises. You may also discover the presence of a sewage sinkhole in your yard.

  • Foundation-Level Water Damages

Damage to your sewer lines may cause a leakage of extra moisture through the foundation of your home. If you notice some cracks around the foundation of your building or the presence of moisture on the basement walls, it is advisable to call a plumbing professional to check if the wetness results from a sewer line or plumbing problem.

  • Fluctuating Water levels in Your Toilet Bowl

You main discover that the water level is too low in your toilet bowl especially during the mornings. This sign could indicate a sewer line problem especially if the water was almost full the previous evening. Such changing water levels may suggest that your sewer line is failing. It is wise to call a professional plumber once you discover such an occurrence.

  • Staining Around the Basement Drains

Another clear indication that your sewer line needs the professional attention of a plumber is the presence of water ring stains around the basement drain. Make sure you call the plumber in good time to address the issue before it worsens.

  • Booming Population of Pests

A sewer line that begins to malfunction tends to attract a lot of rats, mice, and other insect pests. Therefore, you may need sewer line repairs if you discover that there is a rise in the population of pests around your home.

Some of the sewer line issues will require you to use a patch to correct them. All the plumbing professional will need to cover it over the leaking pipe. On the contrary, this approach may be temporary at its best when dealing with old homes.

A leaking pipe sounds an alarm, especially when dealing with old homes. It will be telling you that other pipes may also be on the verge of failing. Professional plumbers from Medicine Hat Plumbing Services will send a remote camera through the sewer line network to tell whether your system can last or not. If the pipes are nearly breaking, the camera will provide a heads up. If the whole plumbing system is weak and outdated, it would be better to replace everything. The replacement process may be more expensive, but it makes economic sense than doing sewer line repairs in some cases.