Perhaps one of the most severe plumbing disasters, a broken sewer line in your North Dallas home can spell devastation. It’s the last thing you want to deal with as a homeowner. Unfortunately, the city won’t handle the repairs. Even though the sewer system connects to city infrastructure, they wash their hands of any responsibility. You’re solely responsible for such repairs and their ensuing costs. It can be overwhelming. However, if you know the signs to watch for, you can eliminate any trouble early and reduce your costs. By scheduling sewage cleanup services, you are taking the first step toward a healthy, safe home.
Common Signs of a Sewer Line Leak
Thankfully, your plumbing system is designed to provide a few telltale signs when something goes wrong – just like your car. For the most part, these signs are relatively straightforward. If you’re not clear on the basics of plumbing, some may indicate one of many problems. We’re here to clear things up and point you in the right direction.
Perhaps one of the most notable signs of a sewer line leak in North Dallas is the unpleasant odors produced by a sewage leak. You may compare the smell to rotten eggs. Whatever you choose to call it, the odor seemingly comes from everywhere – behind the walls or under the floors.
With such an odor, it’s usually a sign that the leak has worsened already. Within 48 hours, mold may grow rapidly.
High Water Bill
If you notice an unexplained spike your home’s water bill, it’s generally a sure sign of a pipe leak. Your bill is an accurate record of water consumption over time. Unless you’ve started knowingly using excessively more water, you’re likely not experiencing a massive increase.
At most, a water bill will vary around $10-15 per month. Anything higher is likely a sign of a leak.
While slow drainage could just be a sign of a normal clog in the line, it is also a symptom of a sewage leak if every drain in your home is either clogged or slower than usual. The blockage could be caused by a tree root intrusion, cracks, or the start of a serious sewage backup. Before long, the mess may back up inside of your home.
With slow drainage, you’re likely to whip out the old chemical drain cleaner. We urge you against doing so, however. You see, chemical drain cleaners can actually cause more harm than help to your plumbing system.
When you’re in need of affordable sewage cleanup, contact bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas. We’re available at 469-214-2582 each day!