Lake Forest Plumbers say, a broken sewer pipe is usually easy to find because the smell can give it away.
Smells A Bit – Lake Forest Plumbers
Lake Forest Plumbers say, an unpleasant sewage smell in your home is a great indication that there is a problem along with your sewage system.
It could be as simple as a clogged pipe, but that will put unnecessary strain on the full system and may lead to further problems.
Bill Goes Up
Lake Forest Plumbers say, your water bill can also be a great indicator of a broken pipe.
If your water bill is suddenly higher than it has been in the past, there’s a pretty good chance that you have a broken or damaged water pipe somewhere in your property.
A good plumber will understand where to look for the break and ought to really be able to locate the broken pipe without a lot of fuss.
Especially with some of the technology available today.
You may well be able to locate the broken pipe if you take a look around for signs of water damage.
Puddles of water under a bathtub or sink are a sure sign that you have a leaking or cracked pipe.
Damp drywall is another indication that there’s a broken pipe somewhere in the wall. If you find any of these signs, then you should call a plumber immediately to avoid any further water damage.
Failure To Watch Out For:
- Exposure to pressure: If something blocks a pipe, whether it is inside your house or in your incoming sewer line, pressure will build up supporting that clog. Typical causes of clogged pipes comprise planting cooking grease down the drain and flushing paper towels or sanitary services and products down the toilet.
- Age of plumbing: Many homes in the US were constructed from the 1950’s and 1960’s, meaning a large amount of plumbing is more than 50 years of age, and old pipes are more susceptible to breakage.
- Mature trees near water lines: Tree roots find water and nutrients from buried water and sewer lines and are a common cause of pipes clogs and breakage.
- They also have poor drainage. Furthermore, clay soil tends to be corrosive than sandy soil and minerals in the soil can weaken pipes.
- Flushing corrosive materials: Pouring materials including paint remover or other solvents your sink down, or regular use of drain cleaners, can weaken your indoor plumbing and your sewer lines.
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