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Signs of Main Sewer Line Issues: Slow Drains, Lush Grass, More

Signs of Main Sewer Line Issues: Slow Drains, Lush Grass, More

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most common signs that your main sewer line might be dealing with a clog or some other significant issue. The main sewer line is one of the most important in your entire home, serving as a collection point for all your drains and accessing public utility lines, so identifying and remedying any issues taking place within it is vital.

At Neighborly Plumbing & Services, we're happy to provide a number of services to help remedy issues in your main sewer line, including both drain cleaning and main sewer line repair. What are some of the other top signs of such issues that should cause you to immediately get in touch with our plumbers for a further investigation into what's going on? Here are several.

Multiple Slow Drains

If only a single drain in your home is draining slowly or not at all, this could be due to several things, including minor clogs you can remedy on your own. However, if all your drains are draining slowly, you'll want to get in touch with our plumbers right away. This is a sure sign that there's an issue with your main sewer line and we'll be able to quickly identify what needs to be done for a fix.

Lush Grass Patches

Your main sewer line runs underneath your yard to connect to the septic tank or sewer main below ground level. If you notice that your grass growing over the line is greener and lusher than the surrounding yard, this could be a clear indicator of a problem with the way your drains are draining. When this occurs, it's a good idea to immediately contact our plumbers for advice on what the best solution might be.

Foundation Cracks

If you've found new cracks in your foundation that can't be explained away by some other ready explanation, it's possible leaks from your drains are to blame. If you have particularly heavy runoff coming through your main sewer line, it could lead to premature damage of the foundation in the future. Depending on how severe these cracks may be, our plumbers can identify whether any specific drain cleaning might be able to remedy the situation or if more extensive solutions will need to follow.

Unwanted Pests

Sewer line damage may also increase the pests attempting to get into your home, especially certain larger rodents like rats or mice. These pests will often be able to worm their way into cracks or gaps in your sewer line, increasing the chance of them making their way into your home. If you notice evidence of pests at or around specific drains or fixtures along your main sewer line, this is often a clear indicator of issues within the line itself.

For more on how to spot potential main sewer line issues, or to learn about any of our drain cleaning or other plumbing services in Millcreek or other parts of Utah, speak to the staff at Neighborly Plumbing & Services today.

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