Sewer problems pose a threat to both your health and your budget. Keep an eye out for any of these signs which could indicate that you have a broken sewer line in your home.
Overflowing Toilets and Shower Drains
Sewage and drain blockages are the usual culprits behind an overflowing sink, toilet or drain. Food, sanitary products or hair can also end up getting stuck somewhere down the sewer line, causing backups.
To prevent any inconvenience, call a contractor specializing in clogged sewer line repair services.
The Lingering Smell of Sewer Gas
Sanitary sewers have mechanisms that prevent this smell from flowing into your house. If you notice the smell of sewer gas in your home, there might be a crack in your sewer line.
Ceiling and Wall Mold
A damaged sewer line can lead to septic waste and fluids leaking behind your walls and ceilings, creating an environment in which mold and rot will thrive. Mold eats away wood and other organic materials, which could eventually compromise the structural integrity of your house. Leaking septic liquid waste might also work its way into other parts of your house, causing further damage.
In addition, mold spores pose a health risk to people with allergies and respiratory problems, in addition to the disastrous health implications of leaking septic waste, which can also draw rodents and pests.
If you detect any of the aforementioned signs, have your sewer pipes examined and repaired immediately.
The Case for Preventative Maintenance
All these disastrous effects highlight the need for preventative maintenance. Just like water heaters and other appliances, your sewer lines are used every day, and as such need ongoing maintenance.
Plus, preventative maintenance makes sense financially. Performing maintenance repairs on your sewer lines and water heater every now and then is cheaper than having them repaired or replaced. After all, the water heater repair cost will very likely be more prohibitive than the cost of water heater maintenance.
Oak Plumbing has Diamond Certification, which means that the service you’ll receive is guaranteed to be top-notch. You can be sure that with Oak Plumbing maintaining your water heater, you won’t be paying a water heater replacement cost anytime soon.
To make sure you don’t end up wasting money or encountering disruptions to your busy schedule, call (707) 200-7594 or fill out this form to get your sewer lines and water heater evaluated by Oak Plumbing. We serve clients in Benicia, CA.