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4 Symptoms of a Damaged Sewer Pipe

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4 Symptoms of a Damaged Sewer Pipe

Here in the lush Pacific Northwest, we enjoy our fair share of rain. However, that doesn’t mean we want water raining through a cracked pipe and out of our ceilings. Damaged sewer pipes are a homeowner’s worst nightmare, but the expert plumbers at Campbell & Company are here to help. For over 20 years, we’ve provided top-notch plumbing services to homeowners and businesses around the cities of Pasco, Kennewick, and Yakima, WA. Here are four red flags that you have a damaged sewer pipe on your hands:

1. Mold

Patches of mold on your walls could be a sign that a sewer line behind your wall has cracked. A broken sewer line leads to extra moisture, which creates the perfect environment for mold to flourish. Mold isn’t always a sign that there are sewer line issues. If it’s paired with the odor of sewage, however, it’s quite possible that a leak is causing the mold.

2. Sewer Gas Odor

Your home should never smell like sewer gas. If you can smell sewage in your home, that’s a tell-tale sign that your sewer pipe is damaged. When a sewer pipe cracks, gas vents into the surrounding air and produces that characteristic foul odor.

3. Sewage Backups

A sure sign of sewer line damage is when sewage backs up through open drains in your home. Most likely, you’ll notice this issue when you flush your toilet or run water through your sink or bathtub drain. If the problem is limited to one drain, then the issue may be a clog in that particular drain. However, if the issue impacts multiple drains in your home, the culprit is likely a damaged sewer pipe.

4. Slow Drain

A slow drain is the result of a blockage forming in your pipes. Some clogs are easy to remedy at home, but clogs that are severe or persistent are signs that you have a more serious problem on your hands. Common culprits include cracks, channeling, and tree root obstruction.

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Is your home suffering from any of these issues? At Campbell & Company, we can fix plumbing problems of all kinds. For top plumbing repair and sewer line services in Pasco, give Campbell & Company a call. We also provide heating and air conditioning services.