If you have slow drains in the home, this may be an indication that a blockage is taking place, potentially leading to a sewage backup. Keep an eye on sinks, toilets, and bathtubs that drain slow, especially after you have attempted to clear the drains. If they do not clear, then you may need a sewer line cleaning. A side note is to be careful of using the store bought drain cleaners. They can sit in the pipes and eat away at them, especially if there is a blockage. It is best to call the experts to handle the problem.
Sewage Blockages and Backups
This is similar to the slow drains, but more invasive. If you are experiencing a backup every time you use a toilet, or a backed-up sink or tub that does not drain, then you may be experiencing a main sewer line backup or clog. All drains in your home is dependent on the main line being free of a clog to work properly. After cleaning of the main sewer line, the problem still exists, then there may be damage or an intrusion in the pipes.Sewer Gas Odor
The smell of sewer gas is a clear sign that there is a problem in your sewer system. This system should be airtight, so no smells will occur. You should never smell an odor.
Mold and Water Damage
If you suddenly see water damage or mold on a wall, you could possibly have a cracked pipe of some sort. If it is a sewer pipe, then you will have the accompanying odor. Contact a sewer line repair service immediately.
Patches of Lush Green Grass
This may seem odd, but sewage can be a fertilizer, therefore if you have a patch of extra green grass that has suddenly outgrown the surrounding grass, this could indicate a leaky sewage line.
Foundation Cracks or Indentations
These are extreme cases, but it has happened. If a leak has been going on for a while, the area gets and stays wet, it can cause foundational cracks in your home or indentions to your lawn, sidewalks, and driveways.