Signs of Sewer Line Problems in Your Commercial Business

Damage to your company’s sewer lines becomes costly and time-consuming to repair if not detected in the early stages. Complete backups can occur and cause serious problems, such as raw sewage entering your building and requiring extensive cleanup and decontamination. Fortunately, there are some signs you can watch for that will alert you to a problem in your sewer lines so it is addressed before more serious issues have a chance to develop.

Chronic Drain and Toilet Problems

If you start to notice that multiples drains or toilets in your building are slow or frequently backed up, it could indicate a problem with the main sewer line. Tree roots can invade the sewer line and cause cracks or the lines may be deteriorating from age. Whatever the case may be, if more than one sink or toilet is constantly acting up, it needs to be investigated promptly.

Foul Odors

This is one of the most common signs that something has gone wrong with your sewer line. Sewer lines that are functioning properly are airtight and won’t release any foul odors into the surrounding area. If you notice the smell of sewage hovering around your building, it’s a strong indication of a crack in the sewer line.

Lush Vegetation

While it may sound like a good thing to have healthy-looking, green grass growing on your property, patches of lush vegetation are often a sign of sewage leaks. The extra fertilization a sewage leak provides causes nearby vegetation to flourish. If you notice patches of unusually green grass or other vegetation, check the surrounding area for the smell of sewage.

If you suspect you may have a sewage leak, blockage, or other problem, the experienced professionals as R.S. Andrews are here to help. We have over 40 years of experience in plumbing repair and maintenance and will have your sewage line back in proper working order quickly and efficiently. Give us a call at 770-691-0473 today or

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