Your sewer system is designed to last a long time, up to a century with proper maintenance. That doesn’t mean that they can last that long without professional service, though. Sewer problems can be tricky to detect, since the system is almost entirely hidden from view. That makes it all the more important that you keep an eye out for the few symptoms that are noticeable. Let’s take a look at some of those symptoms now.
A clog every once in a while is to be expected in your plumbing system. If you start having frequent clogs, though, you may have a deeper problem. If a clog forms in your home’s sewer line, it can cause frequent backups in all of the drains in your home. If your drains seem to be backing up more and more frequently, chances are good that you either have a developing or complete clog in your sewer line. Cleaning out the sewer line can fix the problem for you.
Clogs in the sewer line block more than the flow of water. Sewer gases can be forced back down the sewer line and up into the home. Normally, a vent pipe allows these gases to rise up and out of the house. This vent can also become blocked, however, trapping the sewer gasses in the home. If you notice bad smells coming out of your drains, you very likely have some sort of sewer problem. Call for repairs right away to make sure that the damage to your system is limited.
If you have reason to suspect that your sewer line is having problems, call The Sunny Plumber. We offer a full range of sewer services throughout Tuscon, AZ.