8 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Sewer Line

8 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Sewer Line

If you’ve been struggling with your sewer issues, clogs, or plumbing problems, it may be time to replace your sewer line. Call the team at Mark Lindsay and Son Plumbing & Heating any time you need help with your West Milford sewer lines, drains, or overall plumbing.

If you’re not sure if you really need a new sewer line, here are some issues to watch out for and the next steps for the plumbing relief you need!

water leak in basement

1) Several Drains Are Backing Up Into Your Home at the Same Time

If you ever see any wastewater or raw sewage back up into your home, especially in multiple drains, you have a plumbing emergency. Even if it’s contained in your toilet or bathtub, you need to take immediate action. You could be inviting hazardous waste and dangerous chemicals into your home. Protect your household’s health and the integrity of your plumbing. Call Mark Lindsay and Son today!

2) Your House is Settling or Shifting

It’s normal for your home to shift or settle, especially after a bad storm or when the seasons change. But there are some issues that can impact your plumbing and require your sewer line to be replaced. Here’s what to watch for:

  • Your foundation isn’t level and feels off
  • You’ve noticed cracks in your inside walls or exterior
  • Your baseboards are pulling away from the walls
  • Your floors are suddenly sagging

If anything seems off with your foundation or plumbing, don’t wait until it gets worse. Call Mark Lindsay & Son today to schedule your appointment.

3) You Have Leaks in Your Basement (Even Though It Hasn’t Rained)

If you notice wet spots or leaks in your basement after a storm, a sump pump could help. But if hasn’t even rained and you see pooling water and issues, you have a plumbing problem. Call us right away, especially if you smell anything foul that could indicate a sewer line issue.

4) You Have Tree Roots Infiltrating Your Sewer Line

Who doesn’t love a yard that’s flourishing with trees? Unfortunately, those gorgeous fruit trees and magnolias can grow directly into your sewer line. A powerful hydro jetting technique could help blast through clogs and tree roots, but you may need a complete sewer line replacement.

5) You’ve Had Several Repairs or Patch Jobs

A high-quality plumbing repair could last for decades. But even the best repairs can slowly pile up and compromise your plumbing system or sewer line. It may be more affordable to replace your entire sewer line.

6) You Notice Mold or Mildew

A little mold or mildew could be an HVAC problem that requires better temperature and circulation control. However, excessive moisture caused by leaking sewer lines can cause mold and mildew to spring up in your home. Both of these issues can also negatively impact your health, making it imperative to resolve the problem or explore a sewer line replacement.

7) You Have Water Spots in Your Yard

Have you noticed your yard is inexplicably wet? Do you also smell sewer odors or discovered a specific part of your yard is flourishing and green? You may have wastewater pooling into your yard and need an immediate sewer or sewer line repair.

8) You’re Struggling with Frequent Clogs

It’s easy to assume frequent, stubborn clogs are just about food scraps or too much hair going down the drain. But it could mean you need a sewer line replacement to tackle the problem at its source. Call Mark Lindsay and Son and we’ll discuss your options, including a video camera inspection for your sewer line and sewer.

Call Mark Lindsay and Son for Drain Cleaning Today

If you suspect you need a sewer line replacement, our West Milford drain and sewer experts can help. Mark Lindsay and Son offers sewer line replacement, repair, hydro jetting and more.

Call the team at Mark Lindsay and Son to schedule your appointment today!

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