Signs You Need Your Sewer Line Serviced
Not sure if your underground pipes need professional attention? Check out some of these tell-tale signs to confirm your suspicions:
A Lack of Water in Your Toilet
A clogged vent in your underground pipes may be the reason your toilet bowl can’t retain water. Our plumbing technicians can help.
Gurgling Sounds from Your Toilet
Gurgling noises coming from your toilet indicate a broken sewer pipe, as the sound results from air being trapped and released.
Are you standing in a puddle of water as you’re taking a shower? If your shower drain provides poor flow (or none at all), your pipes are likely backed up.
Foul Smell in the Basement
Sewage creates a potent smell, primarily because of one of its gases: hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide emits a rotten egg smell, so you’ll know it when you smell it.
A Saturated Lawn
After heavy rain, a saturated lawn is normal. But if you step on soggy grass after two straight weeks of sunny skies, there’s likely an issue with your main sewer line.
Higher-Than-Average Water Bills
If your household’s water use has remained stable, but you’re experiencing expensive water bills, you may have to call a contractor to look at your Champaign, IL sewer line.
Sewage Backup in Your Toilet
After flushing your toilet, do you notice toilet paper or sewage coming back out? If so, your home’s underground pipes will likely require sewer service.