How to tell if a Sewer Pipe is Leaking

How to tell if a Sewer Pipe is Leaking

You have cockroaches or other insects in your house

Cockroaches get into your house from the sewer line. They are attracted to food and water sources. So if you see cockroaches in your home, it's likely that there is a leak somewhere in the sewer line underneath your house. If this is the case, then you should contact a professional immediately because if this situation continues to go unresolved then more damage will occur to your home and also to other structures as well (i.e., pipes/plumbing).

If there are no signs of leaky drains or clogged drains anywhere in the house then maybe there is something else going on with your pest problem that could be solved by having somebody come out and inspect their premises thoroughly before proceeding any further down this path (i..e., they may just have mice instead). Either way though I would recommend calling an exterminator first thing Monday morning so they can come out ASAP & set up traps for these critters!

Your plumbing smells really bad

If you smell a bad odor coming from your plumbing, it could be a sign that your sewer pipe is leaking. The most common reason for this is because of the gases in the sewage system mixing with air and creating odors. Your sewer may also have built up waste products trapped inside it. The following are some common smells that indicate problems with your plumbing:

  • Sewage smell: This means there is something wrong with either the sewer system or another part of the drainage system, like a drainpipe under your sink or toilet.
  • Rotten eggs: This indicates hydrogen sulfide gas in water or other liquids, which can be caused by bacteria growing in stagnant water within pipes or drains.

Your water bill is unusually high

>If your water bill is unusually high, it's possible that the pipe has sprung a leak. If this happens, you'll have to replace the pipe or call a plumber to assess and repair it.

>It could be something as simple as an incorrect meter reading or error on the part of your local government (if you live in a city with metered water usage), but it's also possible that there is a leak somewhere in your home. Here are some things to check:

>Check for leaks around toilets, faucets, and shower heads by flushing them while someone else watches for drips under them. Check under sinks as well!

You have mold growing in your house

  • Mold can be a very serious health problem.
  • Moisture is what mold needs to grow, and it does not need much time to do so. If you have been experiencing leaks in your plumbing system for any length of time, there is a high likelihood that mold has begun growing on the walls of your home and/or leaking into your property.
  • If you suspect a leak somewhere in your house and find signs of mold growth within it, please contact us immediately so that we may provide professional assistance with removing the mold from your home before it spreads further!

You have very slow drains in your sinks and tubs

If you have very slow drains in your sinks and tubs, it could be a sign that there is a leak in your sewer line. If the problem is severe enough to warrant immediate attention, it may require calling a plumber to repair the damage.

Your lawn has been growing faster than usual

If you're noticing that your lawn is growing faster than usual, it's possible that there's a leak in your sewer pipe. To check for this, turn off the water supply to your sprinkler system and see if the grass continues to grow at an unusually high rate. If so, then you'll know that you have a problem with leaking pipes in need of repair.

A sewer pipe leak can make you sick and get worse if you don't fix it.

One of the main reasons to fix a leaky sewer pipe is because it can make you sick. As bacteria and mold grow in wet environments, they can cause respiratory problems, skin infections and eye irritation. If left alone for long periods of time without proper maintenance, these issues can become much worse.

If you notice any signs of seepage or mold growth around your home's sewer lines and have concerns about potential health hazards involved with a leaking pipe, contact an experienced plumbing professional immediately for help in diagnosing the problem and getting it fixed quickly so that no further damage occurs.

Contact a Plumber for Help

If you suspect your sewer pipe is leaking, it's best to contact a licensed plumber in your area. A professional can identify the source of the leak and make repairs as needed. They can also test for mold or other hazardous materials that may be present due to water damage in your home. Finally, if a natural disaster struck while you were on vacation and caused severe flooding, it's important that you call a professional as soon as possible so they can help get your house back into shape before any further damage occurs.