Your sewage line is the main line through which all wastewater leaves your home, and its proper function is absolutely essential. There are a few things that can cause this pipe to leak or become clogged, leading to the need for sewage line repair. Invasive plant roots, faulty pipes, or an aggressive freeze/thaw cycle can all contribute to sewer line problems, and the symptoms of any issues can be varied and challenging to detect. Here are a few signs that you need sewage line repair. Be sure to call the team at Metcalf Plumbing for fast, efficient, and thorough service.
Your Sinks and Showers are Slow to Drain
We have all experienced slow draining bathtubs and sinks, but they typically occur one at a time. If you have noticed that multiple drains in your home are having trouble emptying, you likely have a sewer line issue. A clog in your system can cause backups or reduced flow in multiple drains. Fortunately, sewage line repair should clear up this problem.
There is Excess Moisture in Your Yard
This symptom of sewage line problems is a bit challenging to detect, but it is a strong indicator of a leaky pipe. Excess moisture in your yard, which often manifests as muddy ground or puddles of stagnant fluid, is a surefire sign that something is wrong with your sewage line. If your system is leaking, the wastewater can seep into your yard and even fertilize your plants — try not to think too hard about that one — leading to unusually lush vegetation. If you have noticed unusual pools of water or suspiciously healthy plants in your yard, you might need sewage line repair.
Foul Odors and Mold
The fluid that leaks from your sewage line is, well, sewage. As such, it does not smell particularly pleasant. One of the most reliable indicators of a sewage line problem is an odor of raw sewage on your property. You might also notice a musty, moldy smell due to excess moisture from a leak. If you notice these or any other symptoms of sewage line problems, contact the team at Metcalf Plumbing. Our experts are quick, courteous, and knowledgeable in all things plumbing.
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Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!