6 Telltale Signs of a Damaged or Burst Sewer Pipe

Sewer and drainpipes… the things we don’t usually think about until we have to. Too often we see homeowners miss the many telltale signs of damaged pipes because out of sight, out of mind, right? But the problem is, overlooked damage not only have the potential to hike up your water bill and result in property damage, but it can also become a health hazard if left uncorrected. For the mentioned reasons and more, you should always identify and repair damaged pipes as quickly as possible.

Do your sinks, toilets, or bathtubs back up or leak dirty water? It sounds like you may have more than a clogged sewer pipe, you may have a damaged drainpipe in your property. In this blog, we’ll be covering six telltale signs of a damaged sewer pipe system

6 Signs Of A Damaged or Burst Sewer Pipe

1. Higher water bills

Has your water bill suddenly gone through the roof even though your water usage habits have remained consistent? It sounds like you have more than a simple leak to deal with, it may be worth calling a trusted plumbing company to investigate the cause of this unexpected bill spike.    

2. Persistent clogging and backups

Generally, clogs and backups that affect one area of your home are not related to the entire system, with a blockage perhaps being the cause. Pay more attention when there is more than one drain clogging and backing up as this could be a sign of a damaged sewer line. And if your attempts to unclog your drains are ineffective, contact a professional to determine the best course of action.  

3. Fluctuating water pressure

Significant water pressure fluctuation could be the result of a damaged pipe somewhere in a house. Pressure changes can take a toll on your overall plumbing system, and they can potentially damage pipe fittings.

4. Bad odours

One of the most obvious signs of a damaged drainpipe is the presence of a bad smell coming from them. Drains should not be foul-smelling when your plumbing is in working order. However, if you find yourself in a ‘smelly’ situation, arrange for an inspection to find the cause of why strange or off smells are making their way into your property.

5. Visible water marks & mould

Watch out for any signs of water marks and mould coming through your ceiling or walls. If any of these are accompanied by a bad smell, then chances are you may have a damaged or broken piping system.

6. Soggy landscape

Another symptom of a damaged sewer pipe is an indentation in your lawn. A cracked sewer pipe that is consistently saturating the ground can cause the soil to become soft, which could easily turn into a hazard. This may result in a sagging lawn or under pavers, forming a visible indentation.

Stop Further Sewer Pipe Damage with Fluid Pipe Relining

Once you know what to look for, it’s easier to repair a damaged pipe before it causes serious damage. Knowing how to handle this plumbing problem can keep a bad situation from getting worse.

Fluid Pipe Relining is proud to offer a wide variety of plumbing services, including blocked drains, pipe relining, and blocked sewers. When your pipes are damaged, we have professional technicians and the expertise to fix the problem, no matter how serious. Contact us on 0410 522 799 to learn more about our services and how we can help you!

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