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How to Tell if Your Sewer Pipe is Clogged or Damaged

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  • December 14, 2017

A clogged or broken sewer pipe can be one of the most difficult plumbing issues you ever face. Not only could it stop your drains from working, but it could lead to sewage coming out of drains — something no one ever wants to deal with. It is vital to treat any issues within the waste pipe that connects your home to the sewer as soon as possible.

The key is to get to the root of the problem and determine if you have a clog or a broken sewer pipe. Understanding the difference between these problems is easier than you may think.

Clogged Sewer Pipes

Clogged sewer pipes can cause many symptoms around your house. A few of these include:

  • Slow running drains
  • Toilets do not flush easily
  • Soap scum collecting in bathtub

If you have seen one or more of these issues, it is time to call Green’s Plumbing to have us take care of the clog before it becomes a more severe problem.

Broken Sewer Lines

With a broken sewer line, your drains may appear to function normally. However, the signs of the break is not usually apparent. Here are some indications of a broken sewer line.

  • Sinkhole in the yard or standing water
  • Water drains more slowly than normal
  • Unpleasant sewage smell from your yard
  • Foundation cracks, settlement and sinkholes
  • Vegetation in the area is unusually green, because of the extra nutrition it receives.

A broken sewer pipe is an emergency. If you suspect a clogged or broken sewer line, call us at Green’s Plumbing immediately to schedule an inspection (818) 880-8847. Our licensed and highly-trained plumbing experts can provide professional assistance to address your plumbing issues.

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