There are minor plumbing problems and then there are the big ones–the ones you can’t ignore without risking property damage. A potential sewer line problem is an issue you can’t ignore. If your sewer line backs up, it can send raw sewage and water back through your drains and into your home where it can damage flooring and walls. At the first indication of a sewer line problem, it’s important to call your plumber right away to inspect the situation. Tioga Plumbing & Electric specializes in plumbing solutions. We can send a skilled plumbing professional to your Keller, TX, home to find out what’s wrong with your sewer line before it can lead to a messy–and costly–backup.
One doesn’t expect drains to smell pleasant; however, drain smells are generally confined to the pipes and do not emanate back into the home unless there’s a problem. As a clog develops in your drain or sewer line, it can cause terrible odors to seep back up the line and into your kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere you have a drain. Before you introduce baking soda or white vinegar into the line to eliminate those odors, you should contact a plumber from our team to make an inspection. White vinegar won’t clear a clog. It’s important to address the reason why those smells are occurring. If there’s a clog, a plumbing technician can clear it quickly and safely.
Don’t ignore gurgling noises! If you use your shower or flush a toilet and hear gurgling noises, call a plumber as soon as you can. Gurgling noises tell you that air or gas bubbles are trapped in the line and that a clog is likely forming. Sometimes gurgling indicates a localized clog. If you hear gurgling noise in the kitchen when you’re using your kitchen sink, it could be a problem that’s confined to your kitchen drain.
If you hear gurgling noises in a bathroom when someone is using the kitchen sink, the problem is more likely your main sewer line. Remember, if your kitchen drain is clogged, it can render your kitchen sink unusable until the drain clog is cleared. However, if you have a sewer line clog, it will stop your entire plumbing system, which is an emergency plumbing situation that requires the skills of a trained plumbing professional.
If you hear gurgling in a bathroom or from a drain that’s situated near your home’s main sewer line, it can still indicate a sewer line problem. So, don’t wait to call a trained plumber to inspect the situation. Gurgling sounds in your drain isn’t a problem you want to ignore.
Another sewer line cause of concern is a slow drain, especially multiple slow drains. If your kitchen drain is slow or your bathtub drain is slow, but the other drains in your home appear to be flowing normally, the problem is usually confined to that particular drain and not the sewer line. Localized drain clogs in these areas are highly commonplace. Food debris and hair can get caught in the line and lead to a slow drain or, eventually, a drain clog.
If you’re experiencing multiple slow drains at your Keller, TX, home, you don’t want to wait to contact a plumber. That’s a sign that a sewer line clog is developing. It may also indicate that part of the sewer line has become damaged. Sometimes a backup can occur within hours or a day after you notice that your drains are slow. Tioga Plumbing & Electric can send an experienced plumbing professional to your home to inspect the situation. It’s always better to contend with these situations before a backup occurs.
Very Green Patches of Lawn
If you are out mowing your lawn or doing some landscaping and notice that there are some very green patches that are much greener than nearby areas of your lawn, you may have a sewer line leak. Underground leaks can damage your property and even cause issues for your foundation. They can also cause environmental problems. Don’t ignore those vibrant green patches if they occur on your lawn. A plumber from our team can visit your property to investigate the issue. We can send an inline camera through your pipes to find out if there’s a ruptured underground pipe. Then, we can apply the ideal fix.
Sewage and water backup from your drains is a plumbing problem that’s impossible to ignore. If you’re lucky, you might first notice that some water is pooling around the tub or floor drains. A small puddle of water should alert you to a potentially serious and messy plumbing problem. Don’t wait to call Tioga Plumbing & Electric so we can send a plumber to inspect the issue.
If you aren’t so lucky and the drains in your home actually back up with a considerable amount of water when you flush toilets, wash laundry, or shower, you’ll need an emergency plumber to visit right away. You never want raw sewage to back up into your home as it’s a health hazard. Water backup problems can also damage flooring, walls, and other elements of your home.
If you experience any of these signs of a potential sewer line problem, contact Tioga Plumbing & Electric. We’ll bring everything needed to inspect your Keller, TX, plumbing system. Every plumber on our team is licensed and highly trained. We can find out if your sewer line is causing the problem of if another part of your plumbing system is at fault.
Yes, sewer line repairs can be major, but not always. Sometimes the issue is simply a sewer line clog that can be quickly eliminated with our professional plumbing equipment. If the problem is caused by tree roots, we can quickly cut them away using our equipment, opening up the line and getting your plumbing system back into functioning condition. Call Tioga Plumbing & Electric so we can inspect the situation and make the repairs you need.
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