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Out with the Old, In with the New: Signs that It’s Time to Repair or Replace Your Sewer System

You probably don’t pay any attention to how hard your sewer system works to dispose of your wastewater in a quick and safe manner when you take a shower, do your laundry, or wash your dishes, especially if it’s functioning properly. It isn’t at the forefront of your mind until something goes awry. Suddenly you have to deal with annoying clogs and backups that won’t go away no matter how many times you pick up the plunger. If this is the case in your home, know that Aberle’s experienced plumbers are available in Houston, TX, and surrounding areas, for all sewer line repairs and replacements. 

Multiple Clogged Fixtures

We all experience a clogged drain once in a while, but multiple plumbing fixtures that are clogged at the same time indicate a much bigger problem. When your sewer system gets seriously clogged or infiltrated by tree roots, every pipe in the plumbing system will be affected. As a result, your bathtub, bathroom sinks, and kitchen sinks will drain slowly. 

Sewage Odors

Sewage is not a pleasant odor for any home, but more importantly, it is an indicator of a broken sewer system. If there’s a leak somewhere in your sewer system, the sewage that escapes from your pipes will release a terrible smell. 

Lush Patch of Lawn Grass

It may be counterintuitive, but a broken sewer system can cause the land it sits under to thrive with lush grass. That’s because the water and waste that should normally sit in the pipes are acting as a great fertilizer, providing the land with plenty of nutrients to feed on. While this may not seem like such a bad thing, your sewer system will collapse if left unrepaired. In that case, you’ll find that your lush yard will become a sinkhole instead. 

Rodent Infestation

Rodents and insects often make a home in sewer systems when the opportunity presents itself. Even small cracks in the pipes are big enough for insects to wriggle in and find their way back to your home. If you notice any rodent or insect activity in your home, make sure you call an exterminator and a plumber as soon as possible. 

Mold and Mildew

Do you notice wet spots anywhere in your home’s walls, ceiling, or floors? A leak in your sewer system that’s been neglected will grow unfiltered, causing water damage to your home’s foundation. A warm, wet environment is mold’s favorite place to grow. Make sure to repair this as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your home’s structure. 

A broken sewer system is a serious plumbing issue that requires immediate repairs. Don’t ignore these signals, as the damage will only get worse with time. Call an Aberle plumber instead. Our sewer line replacement services, available throughout the Houston, TX, area, will take care of your problem quickly and efficiently. You can reach us at 281-346-9310.