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3 Signs You Should Replace Your Sewer Line

Although sewer lines are built with durability in mind, they cannot last forever. You will have to replace them at some point, but how do you know if this is the right time to include sewer line replacement in your summer plumbing upgrades? We’ll lay out some of the most obvious indications.

1. You Can Smell Sewage When You Are Outdoors

If you can smell sewage every time you step outsides, this shows that your sewer line may be damaged and needs to be replaced. You will have to contact a plumber in your area to have your sewer system checked.

Sometimes, the smell can come from pipes inside your home due to blockage that causes the sewage to back up. Hydrogen sulfide gas is often the culprit behind this kind of smell, and it can lead to health issues because the substance is toxic. With that in mind, contact a plumber to check your sewer line regardless of where the smell is coming from.

2. The Water Takes Time to Drain

At first, you may notice that every time the water goes down the drain, it takes a little longer than usual to drain completely. As time goes by, it becomes obvious that there is a problem with your sewer line. While you may use a snake to clear the blockage, this usually does not work effectively in the long run. The problem goes deeper than that.

It is at this juncture you should consider calling a local plumbing company to help you fix the issue. Using specialized tools, the company will identify the problem and let you know if you need a new sewer line. When water takes a long time to drain, it’s often a sign that your sewer line is old, clogged, and possibly damaged. Consequently, it should be replaced.

3. You Hear Gurgling Sounds From Your Pipes

It is common for a plumbing system to experience a gurgling sound occasionally; what is not normal is when you start to hear the sound constantly. A constant gurgling sound may be a sign that your sewer line is blocked or damaged. It needs to be checked out. Water often has problems draining properly in a blocked pipe, which leads to the release of air pockets that create this sound.

A plunger should fix this issue if it is on the minor side; however, if the damage is due to calcium deposits, grease, or tree roots, consider calling a plumber. A professional plumber may have to conduct a thorough inspection of your home’s plumbing system before recommending a course of action. The solution may have to be a new sewer line.

From strange sounds and smells to consistent blockages, there are several signs your sewer line should be replaced. In these circumstances, it is crucial that you contact an experienced plumber who can replace your sewer line with a new, efficient one if necessary. If you live in the Beaumont area, call Ecoworks today for sewer line inspection or replacement.

The EcoWorks team is standing by to provide you with the right solutions to your home’s plumbing system. Call 409-207-9522 now!

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