Telltale Signs of a Sewer Line Problem
posted on April 30, 2020

One of the biggest problems any Littleton homeowner can face is a clogged sewer line. If you have been having odd issues with your home’s plumbing fixtures, they could be signs of an issue with your sewer line. The following are signs of a home sewer line problem, so stay vigilant and contact the professionals at Efficient Plumbing if you spot any of these issues in your home.

The Horrible Sewage Smell

Perhaps the easiest way to diagnose a problem with your sewer line is the unmistakable smell of sewage that will seem to erupt from the ground. It may be difficult to trace the smell to the source, and that’s typically because the problem is deep within your sewer line, and it’s causing wastewater to back up into the drainpipe, where it sits until the drain line clears. If you smell sewage in your house, you want to contact your plumber right away.

Drains Bubbling and Gurgling

When your sewer line fails to clear, this issue can interrupt the way your other water appliances function. If you start noticing your toilets bubbling and gurgling after flushing, or if you notice similar sounds from sink drains and tub drains, these are likely indications of a sewer line problem. This issue tends to start at the lower levels of a structure and work upward, so pay close attention to the lower drains in your home to stay alert for this issue.

Wastewater Backups

Have you noticed dirty water backing up through your tub drain, or does the toilet start to fill when your laundry machine runs? These are common symptoms of a sewer line that’s in need of professional attention. If your sewer line cannot drain properly, the wastewater from other drains will start backing up, potentially causing flooding in some areas of your home.

The team at Efficient Plumbing is here to help if you suspect a sewer line problem in your Littleton area home. Contact us online today or call us at (720) 606-9967 if you have a sewer line problem that requires prompt attention.