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6 Signs of Sewer Line Trouble, From The Maynard Man

Imagine this scenario: You go to use a sink in the bathroom, and it’s slow to drain. It also smells a little funky. You reach for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner, pour it in, and walk away. Later that day, you go to use another sink in your house and have the same problem–should you trust that bottle of drain cleaner again, or is something more sinister going on?

The Maynard Man wants you to know that your drain problems could very well be spelling out a sewer line blockage or leak. When multiple drains throughout your home start backing up and/or emitting foul odors, it’s a serious sign that you shouldn’t ignore. It’s 1 of 6 signs we’re about to share below that you have some sewer line trouble and it’s time to call in a professional Nashville plumber!

Sign #1: Slow Moving Drains

As we alluded to above, this is the number one sign to watch out for that you may have a sewer line blockage. One clogged drain isn’t necessarily an indication, but when multiple sinks or fixtures in your home are slow to drain, it means something!

Sign #2: Foul Odors from Drains or Yard

Another thing we mentioned above is foul odors. If you notice foul odors coming from your drain or your landscaping, it’s a sign of a sewer line blockage or leak and needs attention right away.

Sign #3: Puddles Forming in Yard

This isn’t a sign of a sewer line blockage, but rather a sewer line leak. You may notice puddles in areas where it doesn’t make sense. Perhaps you suspect a broken sprinkler head, but there’s no sprinkler head there–it could very well be your sewer line to blame.

Sign #4: Excess Greenery

When you have a sewer line leak, your yard and landscaping get a little more fertilization. This means you may notice some great growth in your yard! Unfortunately, it’s not for the right reasons.

Sign #5: Mold Growth

Sewer line leaks can lead to mold and bacteria growth in and around your home. This is never a good sign as mold can make even the healthiest person ill–especially those already suffering from ailments like allergies or asthma.

Sign #6: Sinkholes

Have you noticed sinkholes in your hard? If the ground surrounding your sewer line gets saturated with too much wastewater, such as from a leak beneath the surface, it can easily shift and create divots and sinkholes in your yard.

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