The sewer line of your home has a very important job—moving wastewater from your home’s drains into the septic tank or public sewer system. When you have issues with your sewer line, these problems can quickly escalate into severe ordeals that may even lead to hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs.

It’s essential for every homeowner in the Tyler, TX, area to know how to spot the warning signs of sewer line damage. Catching these problems early can save you a tremendous amount of money and frustration, and the team at Harvey Plumbing can help you solve these problems quickly.

The Smell

Everyone knows the smell of sewage. If you step out of your front door and smell it, or if you start smelling it in the lower levels of your home, this is a strong indicator that you have a problem with your sewer line. The longer you wait to address this issue, the more overpowering and terrible the smell will become. If the sewer line leak is close to your house, you could have a very serious problem in the near future if you don’t receive prompt attention from a professional plumber.

Signs in Your Yard

If the smell is mostly outside of your home, take a moment to look around for any spots in your yard that appear damp. You should also look for any patches of extra-lush grass. These areas could lead you to the source of the sewer leak; your grass may be leeching extra nutrients from leaking sewage.

Gurgling Toilets

When you flush your toilet, does it seem to sputter and bubble? This is a sign of air trapped in the sewer line, likely caused by damage to the sewer pipe. Pay close attention to the toilets and tub drains on the lowest levels of your home, as bubbling caused by a damaged sewer pipe will typically happen in the lower levels of a home first.

If you notice one or more of these signs in and around your home, don’t hesitate to call Harvey Plumbing in Tyler as soon as possible. Contact us today online for more information about our services or call us at (903) 534-5600 for emergency services.