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Signs That My Sewage System is About to Overflow

Published by Allegra on September 3, 2021 in category: Uncategorized

sewage system overflowA blocked or clogged sewage system is a hassle for homeowners in Santa Clarita. If it is not addressed and fixed right away, it can lead to several problems, including major repairs and replacements. All these can put a big dent in your pocket. Therefore, if you have a clogged sewer line, contact 911 Restoration of Santa Clarita today.

We are a home restoration company that also specializes in sewage cleanup. Our IICRC certified professionals can visit your home equipped to inspect the problem and provide you with the best solution accordingly.

To help you minimize the risk of major sewage line repairs and replacements, we advise homeowners to look out for the red flags that indicate that their sewage is about to overflow and lead to a huge mess. Read this post thoroughly to learn about the signs for sewage overflow, and reach out to our home restoration experts if you can spot any of them so that we can take care of the problem promptly.

Sign#1—Multiple Drains Clogged Frequently

If your laundry, toilet, and other plumbing drains are getting blocked frequently, it shows that there is a blockage in the main sewer line that should be checked and fixed. The problem is most likely in the mainline because all drains rely on the main sewage line for proper drainage. However, if the backup is limited to one area of your home, the problem is likely isolated to that particular drain.

Frequent backup in the sewer line can also be the result of issues like:

  • The intrusion of tree roots
  • Cracks in the pipe may have let the surrounding soil inside
  • Misaligned connection of the pipes

The problem should be addressed right away; otherwise, the situation can worsen, and you might have an overflow inside your home if the water doesn’t have a proper place to drain out.

Sign#2—Slow Drainage

The speed at which the water drains from the pipe is an excellent sign indicative of pending sewer backup. Hence, if the drains are slow to empty, or you begin to notice that the toilet, sink, and bathtub are draining slower than their average speed, then you know that you have a problem.

Some homeowners try chemical drain cleaners when their drains start to slow down. It works in some situations, but if it doesn’t resolve the problem after repeated attempts, it is best to contact a professional instead of using more DIY techniques. Chemical cleaners can also worsen the situation because these cleaners can sit in broken and blocked pipes. It can seep into the surrounding areas, thereby creating a new hazard.

Sign#3—Unexpected Changes to Your Backyard

Often hard to miss, changes to the backyard when the sewer lines stop functioning correctly are surefire signs that it’s time to call a professional for sewage system assessment and restoration. Some of the changes that you can spot in and around your backyard are:

  • Puddles of water or marshy patches are similar to sinkholes near indentations or pavers where they aren’t supposed to be. These changes are indicators of cracked, clogged, or broken sewer lines.
  • Alternatively, if you begin to see isolated patches of green grass and lush sections in and around your yard where they weren’t before, this also indicates water leakage. Sometimes these patches may appear in a proper line along the sewerage pipe. The appearance of the lush green sections depends on the level of damage to the sewer line. The green grass patches begin to pop up in the yard because leaking water has bacteria and is rich in minerals which the plants feed on.

Sign#4—Foul Odor

You can have a sewage problem if you smell foul odors in your home. Smells from sewage backup are among the earliest signs indicative of a big problem. The foul odor may smell like mold, sulfur, sewage, and waste. You can notice it instantly, especially after you have thoroughly cleaned your home and you still can’t seem to get rid of the unpleasant and foul smell from your home.

It’s important to understand that the sewage systems that work efficiently never smell bad. This is because sewage lines are airtight. The pipes seamlessly carry the waste and its smells out of and away from the house. Therefore, if you smell sewage or foul odor, the sanitary line is either broken or cracked. Get it checked before the drains begin to clog and overflow in your kitchen and bathroom. The longer you wait, the problem will aggravate. So, act fast.

If you can spot any one of these signs or more, contact our home restoration company today. Our certified and trained team will come to your home in less than 45 minutes, well-equipped to fix the problem ASAP. Our team are experts in sewage cleanup. Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Assessment of the damage
  • Sewage extraction
  • Sewage water damage restoration
  • Water removal
  • Plumbing repairs
  • Property deodorization and sanitization

For more information or service assistance, reach out to us fast. Schedule a service now. We are here to help.

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