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5 Signs You May Have a Sewer Leak

Signs You May Have a Sewer Leak

All homeowners and buyers should be aware of the signs of a potential sewer leak. The quicker you can spot an issue, the quicker you can give us a call and we will come out and fix it. The longer these signs go undetected, the worse the damage can become. It is important to get someone out for an inspection as soon as possible. We have provided a list below of signs you should keep a look out for regarding issues within your sewer system.

Signs You May Have a Sewer Leak

1. Slow Drains

If you begin to notice your sinks, tubs, or shower drains are taking longer than normal to drain, this could be due to a leak or issue in your sewer system. Your first step is to check if there are any visible blockages such as hair or other debris. If that isn’t the case, give us a call to come check it out. If you also notice multiple drains in your home are draining slow, that is definitely an issue that needs to be checked out.

2. Gurgling Sounds

Gurgling or bubbling sounds in your toilets or sinks is not a good sign. If you also notice that along with the sounds is also water back up, you need to get someone to come check out your system as soon as possible.

3. Bad Odor

One of the clearest signs of a sewage leak is a bad odor lingering throughout your home. If you have a terrible sewage smell, that isn’t going away, that is most likely due to an issue within your sewage system. Call right away because if there is a blockage that needs to be repaired, it will only grow until it is fixed. The odor is also dangerous for your health, so you need to get it checked out immediately.

4. Pest Infestation

Some people don’t realize that if you have issues with rodents and pests that could be due to a sewage issue. Rodents and pests are commonly found in sewage systems, so if there is a leak, they may be able to get into your home. So, don’t just call pest control if you are having infestation problems, give us a call as well to make sure they aren’t coming from your sewer systems.

5. Lawn Puddles

Unusual puddles in your lawn are a sign that there is a leak within your sewer system. Especially if the puddles are not coming from the weather and are scattered throughout your lawn. Many people don’t realize this can be from your sewer system, so they leave it undetected which will only cause bigger issues.

At Memphis Sewer & Water, we will gladly come check out any concerns you might have regarding your sewage line. If we realize there is a need for a repair or replacement, the cost of your inspection will be credited to your service. Our team is ready to provide you with high quality services so we can help get your home back to normal as soon as possible. Don’t let any of these signs go unnoticed for too long, just give us a call and we will be there in no time to check it out!

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