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Signs of a Sewer Line Leak

Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 11:00 am

In and of themselves, leaks in your sewer line should be fairly easy to fix. It’s just a pipe after all, and pipes spring leaks all the time. But because it’s buried in the ground beneath your yard, it can often go days, weeks or even months before you notice something is wrong, and by then the damage can be considerable. Repairing sewer line leaks has gotten easier here in Lacey, WA thanks to the advent of trenchless technology, but even so, the sooner you can spot the problem, the better. If you can notice the signs of a sewer leak before the issue gets too far, you have a better chance to repair it before it can cause you too much heartache.

  • Higher Bills. Higher bills are often the easiest sign to spot, since you don’t have to do much more than walk out to your mailbox. If you notice a spike in them even though you haven’t used any more water than normal, it’s time to start looking for answers.
  • Puddles. Similarly, puddles that form on your lawn with no apparent cause usually mean trouble beneath the ground, which naturally points to a leak in your sewer line.
  • Greener Plants. A leaking sewer line releases biological waste into the ground, which can fertilize nearby plant life. If a patch of your lawn or nearby trees or shrubs looks greener than the rest of your yard, that suggests a problem in need of professional attention.
  • Smells and Sounds. A strange odor in your yard is a sure sign that something is leaking somewhere that shouldn’t be. Another sure sign is the sound of running water where no reliable source can be found.

Brooks Plumbing has the skills you need to properly fix a sewer line leak. Give us a call today and let us help!

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