Is your sewer line in trouble?

It’s hard not to love this time of year. Flowers are blooming, trees are growing and the grass is slowly becoming greener. While these are all wonderful things, this could affect your home’s plumbing. Especially your sewer line. While the great outdoors are stretching outward, their roots are also reaching downward. This could spell trouble.

You probably know that your sewer line helps transport wastewater from your home to underground sewer mains. Beyond that, your sewer really won’t enter your mind unless there’s an issue.

To help you stay ahead of the root (pun intended) of any potential problem, here are 4 tips to keep on your radar.

1. Frequent backups in your drains
Lots of clogs? Our advice to you is to steer clear of the drain cleaners and call a professional to check out your backed up drain. If you’re having reoccurring clogs, you want a professional to take a look to make sure there isn’t a break or blockage in your sewer pipe.

2. The drains in your home begin making gurgling noises as the sewer empties
Listening to your plumbing is important. If you start to hear gurgling noises when you flush your toilet, you may have an issue.

3. You begin to see an indentation on your lawn
Pay attention to your lawn. It can clue you in on more than you realize. A sewer line typically extends from your home, through your front lawn, and into the city’s sewage system. If you have a break in your line you’ll begin to see an indentation on your lawn.

4. Your grass is soggy, and it hasn’t rained recently
Once again, listen to your lawn. Many homeowners catch sewer line issues simply by cutting their grass and finding a soggy patch when it hasn’t rained. This is a sign that there is either an issue with your sewer line or water line. It’s always a safe bet to get it checked out by a professional plumber.

If you have any other questions about your sewer line, call your local Lexington Dauenhauer, any hour.