Sometimes repairing your sewer or water line is not going to solve your problem, or will just lead to more repairs down the road. Our team of licensed plumbers offer exceptional water and sewer line replacement services for homeowners in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Our technicians can provide you with the right options for your needs.
When should you look to get your sewer or water line replaced?
- The pipes are fragile or old
- The lines are prone to damage
- It is more cost-effective to replace than to keep repairing
- They are damaged beyond repair
7 Signs of a Broken Sewer Line
So how do you know if you need a sewer line replacement? A professional plumber will inspect your line and tell you, but there are also a few signs you can look for. If you are experiencing one of these seven signs, you should contact an experienced plumber to provide sewer line replacement services.
1. Backups or Blockages
If just one drain in your home is blocked or backed up, it could just be an issue with the individual drain. However, if there are backups or blockages throughout every drain, from the sinks to the toilets to the bathtubs, this is a sign of a damaged sewer line.
2. Slow Drainage
Are your pipes draining unusually slow? It’s not only frustrating when this happens, but could be a sign of a broken sewer line. The ground settling or a wayward tree root could have caused the break.
3. Noisy Toilets
Toilets all make noise when they flush, but if you’re hearing a strange gurgling sound every time you flush your toilets, it could be a sign that your sewer line is broken. When the sewer line fills with water, flushing the toilet causes trapped air to be released.
4. Bad Smells
You shouldn’t have odors near your water and sewer lines. Foul, gassy smells are not normal in a fully functioning sewer system. If you smell a foul odor originating from your pipes and drains, it’s time to call an expert plumber. Our team of certified technicians provide innovative sewer and water line replacement services for homes in areas such as Allentown, Wilmington, Edison, Trenton, Upper Darby, and Mount Laurel. Our plumbers will replace your damaged sewer line to eliminate the odor in your living space.
If a sewer line breaks, moisture can get into the walls and foundation of your home, creating the ideal environment for mold growth. Wet spots or discoloration on your ceiling or walls could mean mold is spreading.
6. Waste in the Yard
Is wastewater seeping into your yard? Even if you aren’t connected to the city sewer line, there are still sewer lines under your yard. If those crack or break, sewage can spill into your yard.
7. Foundational Cracks
If cracks in the foundation of your home have started to develop, a broken sewer or water line could be washing away the soil that supports the foundation. This movement results in the cracks you are seeing.
Repair vs. Replacement: Which One is Right for You?
When dealing with a main sewer line issue, it’s wise to look at all of your repair and replacement options.
There are a number of factors to consider, including:
- The age of your pipes
- The material your pipes are made of
- The potential for future repairs
- The extent of damage to your pipes
- The long-term cost-effectiveness
If the main sewer or water line in your home is damaged beyond repair, or the pipes are fragile, made of older materials, or prone to future damage, it may be time to schedule a full system replacement. Our plumbers provide convenient sewer and water line replacement services to homeowners in your local area. We will make the right recommendation for your home and your budget. We understand that sewer or water line replacement is an investment, which is why we provide our honest, professional advice and upfront pricing in writing for every service.
We Keep Your Property Clean
When you call on Horizon Services for your water or sewer line replacement services, you can rely on us for on-time arrivals and prompt, professional service. Our friendly, uniformed technicians will treat you and your property with respect as they work to carry out minimally-invasive, non-destructive pipe replacement. All of our employees are background checked and drug tested for your security and we take great pride in leaving your home and your property in the same condition we found it.
Professional Sewer and Water Line Replacement Services
If you’re experiencing issues with your pipes, contact our team of professional plumbers. Our technicians provide reliable water and sewer line replacement services for homeowners in locations such as Newark, Allentown, Edison, Upper Darby, Trenton, Wilmington, and Bensalem. Our plumbers are continuously trained to provide you with the most up-to-date techniques and exceptional service for sewer and water line replacements.
We have more than 300 fully stocked trucks ready to go at a moment’s notice. We are available 24/7 to provide emergency service when you need it, and we’ll never charge extra for it. Schedule your system replacement online today or call us at 1-800-642-4419 for fast and reliable plumbing services.
If you need assistance with a damaged water or sewer line in your home, give our team of licensed plumbers a call by phone at 1-800-642-4419 to schedule an appointment.