Your home’s sewer line is a vital part of your plumbing system. Without it to connect your home to the municipal sewer main (or septic tank, if you have one) you’d have quite a number of nasty problems to deal with. The sewer line is supposed to last up to a century, with proper care and maintenance. There are a few different issues that can drastically shorten that lifespan if you aren’t careful, though. Let’s take a look at some signs that your sewer line needs to be repaired immediately.

Fetid Pools

The sewer line runs from your home to the septic tank or sewer main, passing underneath what is probably a sizable part of your property. If you’re one of the many homeowners who has a front or back yard, the sewer line is likely running underneath one of them. If you notice pools of foul-smelling water forming on your property without any particular source, it could indicate a large leak in your sewer line. This can contaminate the soil and pose a bio-hazard, so it’s imperative that you call for repairs as soon as you notice this problem.

Frequent Backups

One or two drain clogs a year is not a major issue, but having multiple drains clog within a short period of time indicates that you have a problem deeper in your sewer system. It’s possible that you have a clog in your sewer line, or that something like a tree root system has grown into the line. You’ll need to have a professional take a look at your sewer line to know for certain.

If your sewer line is in trouble, call Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing. We offer sewer line services throughout Rockville, MD.