The thought of wastewater leaving your home through the sewer line and then coming back again because of a clog or blockage is sickening to most people, but unfortunately, it’s also a reality in some cases. If the line is not clear and allowing the contents to flow freely out and away, you could end up with a serious mess on your hands.
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Smelly Sewer Line Breaks
Foul odors are one of the mainstays of a sewer line break or rupture. Since whatever was inside the line is leaching out, you’re bound to notice some unpleasant smells in the area where it happened. This can be in your drains, near the toilet or even in your backyard if the leak took place under the ground and has saturated the grass.
Dont Wait Too Long to Repair Your Sewer
It can be difficult to tell the difference between a clogged drain and a broken sewage pipe. Symptoms of both include a foul odor coming from one or more drains and backed up water in sinks, toilets, and tubs. If you have more than one drain that is backing up, then you may have a broken sewer pipe.
It’s important not to wait too long if you notice the signs of a sewer line break. The waste inside your sewer line is meant to be taken away to a treatment facility, and it has the potential to harbor parasites and other dangerous organisms. That’s in addition to the tremendous mess such a break would cause, so call as soon as possible and describe the situation.
Possible Causes of Sewer Line Clogs
If your sewer line becomes clogged, there are usually a few possible reasons. You can have an immediate issue where excess paper has been flushed down the toilet and formed a clog, or you may be the victim of years’ worth of buildup in the sewer line. Over time, the paper and other items flushed down can compact and form a blockage that requires some heavy-duty plumbing tools to break through it.
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