March 10, 2020 by

The Signs of a Broken Sewer Pipe in Your Home

It only takes a short time for a small plumbing problem to become an expensive issue that impacts the entire home.

Learning the signs of an impending problem and ensuring the issue is resolved proactively can help protect your family for the years ahead.

Our team at Roto-Rooter can help guide you in learning about your home plumbing and the signs that a problem is imminent.

Today, we’re highlighting the signs that you have a broken sewer pipe on your property.

Slow Drains

Slow drains are one of the clear signs of a broken sewer line. A slow drain is likely due to either a blockage or a break in the sewer line. It could be that a split in the line is limiting the flow of water or allowing debris into your home’s main service line.

Lush, Green Lawn

As a gardener, you might appreciate the green lawn and its aesthetic impact on your home. But this could be a clear sign of a sewage issue around the property. It could be that sewage is leaking from the broken sewer pipe underneath and fertilizing the surrounding grass.

If you notice your lawn has changed color significantly over a short period, have a plumber investigate the area.

Water Spots and Mold

When you have a break in the sewer line around your home, you might notice water spots on the walls. Over time, this area can develop mold growth, potentially damaging the health of your family.

Ensure experts review areas of water intrusion in your home’s walls and floors the moment you notice the issue.

Cracks in the Foundation

Any changes to the foundation of your home should immediately be analyzed by a professional. A broken sewer line could lead to cracks forming along the foundation. These cracks could mean that water is washing away the soil supporting the foundation and damaging the structure underneath the property.

Spend a few moments each month walking around the home and reviewing the foundation so you can catch a crack before it impacts the home.

Turn to Roto-Rooter to Repair Broken Sewer Pipes

Each member of our team at Roto-Rooter has decades of plumbing industry experience. We work with homeowners across Hesperia, Victorville, Apple Valley, and throughout the High Desert to repair sewer pipes and provide a fast, effective response to all plumbing repair issues.

Ready to speak with a local plumber? Call now to speak with our team!