3 Signs of Damaged Sewer Lines

How Can You Tell if You Have Damaged Sewer Lines?

In Fort Worth, TX, our sewer lines are important to disposed of waste responsibly and keep it out of our homes. However, your sewer line can encounter damage and clogs over time. In the event of a damaged sewer line, you need to contact a certified plumber as soon as possible. Here are a few telltale signs that you have a damaged sewer line.

#1: You Notice a Sewer Odor

One of the very first signs of a damaged sewer line is the presence of a strong sewer odor.  If you notice this smell, you likely have a broken line or are experiencing a sewer back-up. These smells nearly always indicate an issue – if you smell sewage, call Hawk Plumbing, Heating, & Air.

#2: You Notice Mold Growth on Your Walls

If a sewer line behind your walls bursts or experiences damage, you can start to see mold growth in your home. Mold requires a certain level of moisture to grow and a burst sewer line can create the perfect conditions for this to occur. You may see this mold on ceilings and walls throughout your home, and it can pose significant risks to you and your family’s health. If you notice mold and mildew growth accompanied by a sewer smell, contact a professional to stop the issue before it spreads further.

#3: You See Cracks in Your Foundation and Your Walls

Many sewage lines run underneath homes. If this line bursts or leaks, the earth beneath your property can shift. As a result, cracks can develop in your walls, foundation, and other parts of your home. If you do not take action to fix the sewer line, a sinkhole can develop. If you notice cracks developing in your home, call a professional immediately before danger occurs.

Are you experiencing issues with your sewer lines at your Fort Worth home or business? Seek professional help as soon as possible. Contact Hawk Plumbing, Heating, & Air to schedule your sewer line maintenance appointment today.

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