It’s good to be acquainted with the first signs of drain damage because then you’ll be notified that there’s a minor problem that needs repairing before it could flare up into something serious. Fixing the minor problem right away would prevent excavations in the future. Below are some of the signs you should take note of:
Clogged drains – This is one of the most common and obvious drain problems in a household or commercial property. One of your drain lines is clogged when the water stops draining.
The water in your drains (sink, shower, toilet, and the likes) drains slower than usual – This is a minor sign that one of your drains is semi-clogged or is developing a build-up.
You smell a hint of sewer gas near the sinks and toilets – There is a problem in one of your sewer lines when you smell a sewer gas around your property. It could be that one of the lines has a crack on them or is broken. This situation is an emergency. It’s best to call a plumber immediately.
You see cracks or sinkholes on your property – When a drain line is damaged, it’s sometimes evident in the soil. The damage rarely causes a sinkhole but not impossible.
Unexplained vegetation, mosses, or patches of grass growth on your property – A leaking pipeline fertilizes a patch of ground above it. This explains the growth of untended patches of mosses, mushrooms, foliage, or grass.