SIGNS YOU MAY NEED TO CONSIDER SEWER REPAIR
The sewer system is an important part of your home because it is in charge of transporting hazardous waste to keep your family healthy and your home smelling fresh. If there is one thing you should not ignore, it is these indications that you may require sewer repair. SEWAGE BACKUP OR SLOW DRAIN Slow drainage and backups can indicate that your sewer system is clogged. Backups can happen in a single pipe, but they can also happen in your main sewer line. Backups and slow drainage will appear in various areas around your home if this occurs. The line may have cracked, become clogged, or been infiltrated by tree roots. If you or someone in your home flushes sanitary products or non-flushable items, cracks and clogs are more likely to form. If you know you flushed something other than toilet paper and are experiencing these issues, contact a plumber as soon as possible. These problems can result in costly sewer repairs. WATER PRESSURE IS LOW When the water pressure in your home drops, whether gradually or suddenly, it can indicate that something is wrong with your sewer system. Clogs or cracks, as with many sewer problems, could be the source. WATER BILL IS EXPENSIVE Unusual water usage can be a sign of a problem with your sewer system. Of course, be aware if your household has purposefully increased water usage, such as when filling a pool. If it wasn't done on purpose, the extra water could be a sign of a flaw in the system. As you might expect, there could be a crack in one of your pipes. The increase in water usage is due to the flow of water being required to satisfy the amount of water wasted by the crack in addition to the original amount of water used. BAD ODOR For sanitary and environmental reasons, the sewer system is designed to be airtight. Nobody wants the unpleasant odour of rotten eggs or sewage lingering in their home or office. It's even worse if the odour is coming from within the building. If you notice any foul or unpleasant odours, you must contact a plumber. It is not only unpleasant to the senses, but it also indicates a leak somewhere in your system. Trust us when we say that this is not something you want to put off. MOLD If you have mould in your home and don't know where it's coming from, it's possible that it's the result of a clogged sewer line. Mold can form in less than two days. Keep an eye out for musty odours or visible mould. They may hold the key to locating an unnoticed leak. UNWANTED VISITORS Your sewer system's odour attracts unwanted bugs or pests. They'll congregate wherever they can smell and feel the dampness of the sewer leak. They can find the opening and weasel their way inside if the airtight seal has been broken. They can even get through the tiniest cracks and into your home via the pipe. NOISY PIPES A loud and unnatural gurgling noise coming from your pipes is a sign of impending trouble. This typically indicates that air is becoming trapped in your sewer line, most likely as a result of a clog in the pipes. While a clog may appear to be insignificant, it can result in the cracks and leaks discussed in this article. Don't let a simple repair turn into a costly investment. DON'T DELAY, CALL THE SEWER REPAIR EXPERTS RIGHT AWAY! All of these indicators of a sewer repair should not be ignored. To ensure that your sewer system can keep up with you and your family, you'll need to hire a professional. Fortunately, if you live in or near Portland, JAM Plumbing has you covered. Don't put it off any longer; contact us today at (971) 712-4884 to get started.