How well your sewage system is operating is something you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about. When the pipes and drains aren’t working effectively, however, this is something that can cause a major hassle in your home life or your business. You’ll want to recognize the signs of damage before they become too serious and affect your home or business. The following are several signs that your sewer and drain are getting damaged.
You’re Regularly Smelling a Strong Odor
if you can smell strong odors in a building or home, this is one of the surest signs that the sewer or drain is damaged. It’s often easy for people to explain away bad smells that are near a pipe or anywhere that has sewage. A properly functioning sewage system, however, should be completely airtight. This means there shouldn’t be any strong odors near any part of a sewage system. You will definitely want to contact a sewer and drain contractor if you’re having problems with strong odors.
You’re Experiencing an Increased Amount of Blockage
If you’re increasingly experiencing blocks in drains and pipes, there is probably a certain amount of damage that has already been done. It’s important to note that if the blockage or backups occur in one particular drain, the problem may be just that drain. If, however, there are blockage problems in your toilet, tub, and sink there is likely damage in the main sewer line. This is because every drain relies on the primary sewer line. If the washing machine is running and a nearby sink or toilet overflows, this is also a sign of problems in the primary drains.
There is Mold Growing on Walls and Ceilings
If you’re seeing mold growing on a ceiling or a wall, this may be an indication that there is a damaged sewer drain inside. A leaking sewer line can contribute to mold growth throughout a building or home. Mold growth can be extremely detrimental to pipes. It can also become a serious health hazard for anyone living in the home or working in a business. If you’re experiencing mold growth you may need to call in a professional sewer and drain contractor to inspect the problem as quickly as possible.
You Have Drains with Slow Passage
You may be experiencing sinks, tubs, or toilets that are draining slower than usual. This is often the first sign that you have a problem with your sewage system and why Sewer And Drain Contractor need to intervene. Sometimes slow passage through drains and pipes may be due to tree roots. As roots grow and move underground, they slowly begin to block pipes. You might be tempted to reach for a product that cleans out clogs in the drain to fix the problem. If there is a larger problem, this will only provide a temporary fix. Using strong chemicals may even cause more damage to the pipes, making the problem worse.
There is a Build-up of Waste Collection
Waste collection is similar to experiencing a blockage but is caused by a specific build-up of certain types of waste. There are certain items that shouldn’t be flushed down a toilet or poured into a sink drain. Sometimes children will flush items down a toilet that are obviously not meant to be disposed of in this way. There are items, however, that adults try to flush that may seem appropriate but can cause major problems. A few items that may be the cause of waste collecting in a sewer or drain system are diapers, baby wipes, cotton balls, and paper towel products.
You’re Noticing Cracks in the Foundation
If there are cracks on or around the foundation, there is the likelihood that you have cracks in your pipes. Cracks, especially several cracks throughout your home or building is usually a sign of serious problems underneath the structure. You may also notice cracks in sidewalks, the driveway, or along the patio area. Whether this is related to a damaged sewer system or other types of problems, you’ll need to have it examined as soon as possible. Cracks in the foundation can ultimately cause costly structural problems for your entire home or business.
Your Floors are Sinking
If you’re noticing that floors in certain areas of your home or building are sinking, this may be due to damage in the pipes and drains. Sinking floors are often the indirect result of sewage and drain problems. Floors may sink because of mold, which can ultimately be caused by damaged sewer and drain pipes. Excessive moisture in a building can also lead to sinking floors. There will almost certainly be moisture under the floor if there are leaks or cracks in the pipes.
You’re Noticing a Pest Infestation
Pests and rodents are often drawn to waste from sewage. Rats actually live in sewer pipes and may be able to make their way into your home if there are cracks and other small openings in your drains. Besides rats, insects such as roaches may also become more of a problem if your sewer system is damaged. Much of the waste in sewers and drains attract a variety of insects. Cracks and breaks also make it easier for them to enter your home.
Why You Should Call Us
If you’ve been seeing any of the previous signs, you need to contact a sewer and drain contractor to prevent more damage from occurring. We can provide sewer and drain cleaning as well as a variety of plumbing services for both residential and commercial customers. They have been in business for several decades and have the experience to provide expert care for your sewer system. They also offer 24-hour professional rooter service. Whether it’s your home or business, you need a Sewer And Drain Contractor who can quickly fix sewer and drain problems before the damage becomes extensive. If you’re in the New Jersey area, contact us for a free quote.