Know the Signs: Is it Time to Replace Your Sewer Line?

Damaged sewer line

A sewer line issue is perhaps among the worst household maintenance issues one can have. And when the damage is extensive, you may even have to deal with a flooded basement, burst pipes, or sewage backup. The good news is you won’t have to tackle them on your own. With Griffin Service, you’re sure to get the best quality services for sewer repair and drain cleaning in Jacksonville, FL. Be sure to reach out to us if you see any of the following signs.

Water Backflow

Regular water backflow is a sign that you may have a sewer or drain problem. For instance, water may back up when you use your bathtub or sink. Rather than wait for the issue to escalate, call our drain cleaning company and have us inspect your sewer right away to determine if repairs are needed.

Frequently Clogged Drains

A chronically clogged drain could also indicate a sewer problem. When the water in your toilet, sink, or bathtub drains slowly, it is best if you solve the issue promptly. This warning sign could imply a mainline problem; raw sewage could back up through your pipes when left unattended.

Unusual Water Bill Spikes

An abnormally high water bill may point toward a crack in your sewer line, which causes the system to be inefficient, pumping through more water. Through a thorough camera inspection by a sewer pipe line repair company, you can determine if underground pipes have broken down and are in need of repairs or full replacement.

Strong Odors

Another common sign is sewer odor. A clean sewer is airtight, except in the vent stacks. However, when there’s a clog or crack somewhere along the line, odorous fumes will leak, calling for repairs or even sewer line replacement services, depending on the severity of the damage.

Damp Spots on the Lawn

Damp, mushy, or raised spots on your lawn are also signs of undetected sewer line leaks. They show that there’s lots of water underneath your lawn surface. A prompt sewer repair procedure can help to solve this issue and prevent further damage that would necessitate a full replacement of the sewer line.

Old Sewage Lines

If you haven’t experienced any of these signs but your sewer line is old, you may still need to replace it. For instance, if your sewer line starts experiencing issues, drain snaking the old and corroded pipes could scrape off huge metal chunks, causing severe damage. Getting sewer cleaning services for an old sewer line is pointless. A long service life generally makes it more fragile and susceptible to cracks or tree root infiltration. The best course of action would be to replace it.

It pays to have a proactive stance on sewer maintenance; always be on the lookout for red flags. Having regular inspections and drain cleaning services is a must so you can repair or replace your sewer line as needed. Contact us today at Griffin Service for all your sewer repair and replacement needs!

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