Living in a municipal area with a sewer system offers many advantages since you are not responsible for maintaining a septic tank in your yard. However, there can be downsides to this, especially when there is a problem with your sewer line.
The city usually handles the maintenance and repair of the main sewer lines up to where they connect at your home, but everything beyond that is your responsibility. If you are dealing with a clogged, broken, or leaking sewer line, the it is up to you to fix the problem or suffer the consequences.
If you notice any of these signs around your home, contact a professional plumber for a sewer line repair:
Unusual patches in your lawn. When there is a leak in your sewer line, lots of water gets distributed to the soil under your yard. This can lead to unusual patches in your lawn. These spots may be constantly damp, soggy, smelly, or the grass may actually be lusher than other areas due to the new-found source of water.
Multiple clogged drains. If you are dealing with a clogged drain in your shower or sink, there could be a buildup of hair, grease, or other debris responsible for the slow draining. However, if several (or all) of the drains in your home are slow to empty, it could signify that your main sewer line has a severe blockage.
Sewage odors around your home. Obviously, the water traveling through your sewer line smells like, well, sewage. When this line is backed up or leaking, it can cause an unpleasant odor to permeate throughout your home. This odor may be present anywhere, but it is most commonly found in the bathroom, basement, or yard.
Have you noticed any of these signs in your Colorado home? If so, it’s time to contact the professionals at Patterson Plumbing. We offer sewer line repair and replacement services to homeowners in Pueblo, Canon City, and the surrounding area. Contact us online to get started, or give us a call at (719) 544-4922.