Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC & Utilities

10 Warning Signs You Need Sewer Repair/Replacement

A well functioning drain system is very important for any home. Regular maintenance of the sewer/drain system will eliminate foul odors and prevent water overflow issues, it neglects expensive home repairs and health problems.

Here are the 10 warning signs that you need sewer repair/replacement

Slow Draining

Slow draining is one of the most common signs that you might have a sewer line problem. You can notice it while you’re flushing a toilet, showering, or running water in a sink in your home.

If there’s any problem with your sewer line, you’ll notice slow draining throughout your entire home. Inspect your sewer line as quickly as possible to avoid costly repairs.

Gurgling Noises

Your drain system should be noise-free. If you hear strange gurgling noises from your drains, this is a sign of blockage that should be addressed immediately. These noises might be due to grease and dirt buildup. 

Due to this buildup, air bubbles cannot flow freely through the pipes. This causes water to drain slowly and creates a gurgling noise.

 Foul Odor

Unpleasant drain odors may be due to venting problems, dry p-trap, and sewer line issues. Unpleasant odors that come from the drain is an indication of block or a break within the sewer line.

Frequent Drain Clogs

Kitchen sink clogs are very common. Frequent clogs are due to food waste, grease, hair, and small objects. Avoid throwing paper towels, egg shells, coffee grinds, produce stickers, and corrosive substances into the kitchen sinks.

Overflowing Toilets

Toilets overflow because of a blockage within the pipes.


If you find any cracks in your home’s foundation, ceilings, or walls, it could be due to many factors, including your sewer line. Cracks could be due to a faulty sewer line too.

Water Damage

Water damage may be due to broken and leaking pipes. Other causes of water damage include sewer backup, overflowing bathtubs, and broken toilets.

Expensive bills

When you have leaking pipes and plumbing problems, your sewer or water bill will go high. Frequently inspect the pipes and take necessary steps to cut down the utility bills.

Low Water Pressure

If the water pressure is low in your sink, bath, or toilet, then check the sewer line. Once your system is clogged, you will need professional help to solve it.

Multiple Clogged Fixtures

Multiple clogged fixtures are the most common sign of drain and sewer problems. These clogs are caused by debris, such as hair, excess paper, and non-flushable items.

Early detection of the above issues will help you prevent costly repairs and damages. Maintain your sewer/drains regularly so that you can avoid huge potential problems.