Symptoms of a Damaged Sewer Pipe
Over time your drain at home or work will eventually become damaged. Being aware of the symptoms of a damaged sewer pipe could mean you catch the issue early and save money on fixing a much bigger problem further down the line.
If your sewer is damaged or has collapsed it needs immediate attention to prevent it from getting any worse. Hiring a professional is essential to ensure the work done will last and is high-quality.
If you recognise any of these symptoms of a damaged sewer, contact our experts at B&S Pipeline Solutions on 01343 821 775 for a free consultation. Strong Smell
If you are regularly experiencing a sewer odour in your home, then this is the first sign that something might be broken. The odd blocked drain might create an odd smell now and again, but if this is continuous and also occurs at more than one drain then you should get this looked at by a professional.
Sewers should be airtight meaning that you should not experience any strong smells unless there is a crack in the system. This smell can come from your basement, yard, or by the drains inside your property.
Mould on Your Walls
Mould grows in damp conditions so if you have poor extraction in the bathroom, for example, this could be a cause. If your property is well aired out and dry for the most part, having mould growing on one particular section of the wall could indicate a cracked pipe.
This damage could be anywhere in the house where a sewer line passes including bedrooms. If you see the build-up of mould in a bedroom you should not sleep in it as it could have negative health effects on you.
Increase in Insects and Other Pests
Many insects and animals live in the sewers all sewage lines however, you will not notice many of them unless you have a damaged sewer pipe. Some of these creatures can include:
Sewer flies Cockroaches Silverfish Rats
Rats, for example, will happily make a home in disused tissues and feed on the fat and other food products put down your drains. If there are cracks in your sewer pipes they can come to the surface more easily.
So, if you see an increase in rats in your garden or insects in your home then the likelihood is that there you have a damaged sewer pipe.
Clogged and Slow Drains
If you are finding that every time you empty the bath or kitchen sink or have a shower that the water is draining away slowly then you are probably experiencing a blockage problem.
Blockages can just be a simple issue of one drain needing unclogging, but if the problem is with all or most of your drains and toilet then the problem is likely to be more severe. This is because the damage is probably in the primary sewer line.
Floors and Lawn Are Sinking
The sinking of floors or sections of the lawn is often symptoms of a damaged sewer pipe that come after everything else. The cause of a sinking floor could be mould or excessive moisture under the floor.
In cases where your lawn has sunken in an area, it is important to check whether it is over a sewer pipe. If it is then the likelihood is that the soil below the turf or paving has been sucked into a crack in the pipe.
Contact Us Today
If you are concerned about the possibility of having a damaged sewer pipe and believe one or more of these symptoms apply to your property, it is strongly recommended that you consult a professional rather than trying to deal with any issues yourself.
For a free consultation with one of our experienced specialists please call us today on
or 01343 821775 . Alternatively, fill in our 07863 100866 contact form and a member of our team will respond shortly.