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How Do You Know When Your Sewer Line is Broken?

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Knowing the telltale signs that it’s broken can be a game-changer when it comes to your sewer lines.

Knowing the telltale signs that it’s broken can be a game-changer when it comes to your sewer lines. In fact, knowing how to tell when your water sewer isn’t working quite right can help prevent long-lasting damage down the line. Ultimately, the sewer line is an integral part of your home. So much so that it serves a very specific function and purpose. When the sewer line breaks, your home will inevitably suffer as a result. Here are some of the crucial signs to watch out for to ensure you remedy and repair your sewer line as soon as it breaks.

Pipe Erosion And Water Leaks

Any break in your sewer lines will inevitably cause a disruption in the even flow of the pipe and therefore cause erosion to begin. In fact, the problem with a sewer line break is that it can lead to detrimental and harmful issues in your home. With excess moisture in your pipes, the flow will suffer and lead to water leaks throughout your home as well. All of this erosion is going to ruin the pipes throughout your entire home — leading to structural damage if left untreated.

Mold Growth In Your Basement

Another key symptom of a sewer line break is mold growing in your basement. In fact, a break in your sewer line will be a breeding ground for mold to grow. The reality is, a broken sewer line is an ideal environment for mold growth. Mold loves moisture-rich areas — like a pipe with excess water. Ultimately, tackling your sewer line break as soon as you notice it can alleviate a lot of worry for homeowners.

Sewer Gas Odors

If you happen to notice any sewer gas odors, you can definitely tell that something is wrong with your sewer lines. In fact, the main issue is most likely a break in the sewer line itself. The reality is, whenever the sewer line breaks, a pungent odor will be emitted. This is a result of a broken sewer line. Getting your sewer line inspected regularly is key to avoiding these issues down the line. 

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