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One of the worst things that anyone thinks of related to their plumbing is their sewer backing up and especially if it's backing up into their home, right? Well, there are some important signs that you should be taking a closer look at your sewage system and calling a professional plumber to help you out. We're going to talk about a few of the things that you should treat as warning signs of sewer problems in your Sugar Land, TX home.
Toilets Make Noise
One of the first things you should take a look at is the toilets. If they're making strange noises then this could be a big sign that something isn't going down the way it should. Of course you're going to hear the toilet flush and all of the sounds you've normally associated with this process, but if you start to hear a sound that's kind of like gurgling that's going to be a problem. Bubbles or water that continues to run for too long can also be signs that there's damage to the actual sewer line.
Drains Don't Clear
If you're trying to drain a sink or any other drain in your home and it just won't clear out that's a bad sign. Sure, it could mean that you have a clog that needs to be taken care of, but if you're getting the same type of problem in multiple drains chances are it's more serious than that. Either way you're going to need a professional plumber, but if you're experiencing multiple drains not clearing it's going to be even more important to get them out there quickly before your sewer problem turns into something a whole lot more serious. Even if you have a problem with only one drain it's still something to get looked at soon.
You know what sewage smells like, everyone does. So, if you start to smell that around your house it's definitely time for you to reach out to a professional and see what they can do. You know that if that smell is getting into your house it means sewage is definitely far too close to your home for your comfort. A plumber can take a look at what's going on and they'll be able to make sure that it's all cleared away and the problem resolved.
Your Walls Have Mold
Mold building up on your walls is going to happen if there's moisture somewhere inside of them. That only happens if you have some form of leak (or if you somehow manage to get your humidity up way too high). So, if you're noticing strange colors, water marks or mold growing on the walls in any area of your house you should have a professional plumber come take a much closer look. You want them to see what's going on and let you know what you need to do to fix the problem before you can fix the walls.
Pests of just about all kinds are going to be drawn to a lot of moisture and water. If you're starting to notice more of them in and around your house chances are there's something going on. They also tend to be drawn to sewage systems (we've all seen those movies, right?). So, make sure that you're watching for any pests and if you start to notice more than is normal for your area make sure you call a professional plumber to take a look for you. They'll be able to find out where the problem actually is and resolve it.
Your Lawn Looks Great
Possibly the only good thing about a sewer problem is that it makes your lawn look pretty good. That's because you're getting a whole lot of water that leaks into the yard. When that water gets there it actually helps your yard so you might notice patches that are in great shape mixed with patches that aren't as good or even dried and dead patches. This is a sign that you're getting too much water pooling in certain areas and that's going to tell you that there's a problem you need a professional plumber for.
You Have Puddles
If it's not raining outside or it hasn't rained in the very recent past but you have puddles around your home that's definitely not a good sign. It means that something far more serious is happening. That water has to come from somewhere and if it's not the sky then it's the ground. The only way it's coming from the ground is if you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system or a problem with the sewer itself. Give a professional plumber a call and find out what you can do and what you need them to do right away.
You Can See It
If you can go down into your basement and start to see that your sump pump isn't working or that something is coming back into your home then it's time to call a professional plumber for emergency repair. Do not wait if you're experiencing any form of sewer problem. These can become extremely serious and they can be more than just a big mess for your home and your family. If you're not careful, sewer problems can actually be a health hazard for everyone in your house as well.
If you need to call a professional plumber make sure you reach out to Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Houston. Our team is ready to take care of your sewer line problems and any other plumbing problems you might be experiencing. Whether you have a minor problem that you want to schedule a fix for or you have something major that requires immediate repair, we have the right people to help you. We make sure that every member of our team is trained and ready to deal with a range of different plumbing problems, whenever they're needed. And we send them out to take care of your Sugar Land, TX home.