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How Do I Know if My Sewer Line Needs Cleaning?

There are typical plumbing problems, and then there are more serious plumbing problems that happen deeper within a plumbing system. When you need Butler sewer cleaning, that usually means you have a major problem deep within your system that is impacting the plumbing across your entire home.

The good news is, there is a solution and our team is here to help. We can use specialized tools to get deep into your plumbing system and identify exactly where problems are so we can fix them. You can keep reading to learn more about the signs of sewer problems so that you know when you need to schedule a sewer line cleaning service.

Slow Drains

The thing about sewer problems is that they can affect everything across your entire home. Having a single slow drain is a problem, but it is not a major red flag. But if drains all over your home are moving slowly, that points to a larger issue that may be in your sewer lines. 

This problem alone is worth getting checked out by our professional team. But if you have slow drains in addition to any of the other signs below, your sewer problem is likely to be even more serious. Ignoring it will not make it go away. Instead, you need to schedule service sooner rather than later to prevent additional problems from happening.

Widespread Clogs

If you’re constantly trying to get rid of clogs around your house, then the sewer lines may be to blame. You may clear out one drain clog only to find another one in a different room. Or clogs may go away temporarily only to return again soon after. Our team can use specialized cameras and tools to pinpoint the issues and fix them once and for all.

Bad Odors

You should never smell bad odors coming from any of the drains in your home. If you smell bad odors, that means that sewage is wafting back up into your home. Each drain has a unique design in the attached plumbing called a P-trap that holds some water in a loop around the clock to block sewage odors from rising up into your home.

Sewage odors are bad enough, but when you consider that sewage odors also bring with them bacteria and germs, that makes the problem even worse. You definitely want to get your drains checked out if they are producing bad odors so that you can protect your family’s health.

Standing Water

You should never see standing water anywhere in your yard without reason. Of course, after a heavy rain storm or if you water your yard heavily then you may notice puddles here and there until the water evaporates. But unexplained puddles of water actually have a very obvious explanation: sewer problems. 

When this happens, there is a chance that a tree route or other obstruction has damaged a waterline leading into your home. Aside from noticing water in your yard, you may also experience low water pressure around your home from the faucets because of this problem.

Contact Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We treat your home like it’s our grandma’s home.

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