Your home’s plumbing is all connected. Waste water from your shower, kitchen sink, and toilet all ends up flowing through the main sewer drain. When this drain is not functioning as it should, your home may experience several problems, but because this pipe is often buried in your yard, it can be difficult to tell when your plumbing system is struggling to keep up. Here are a few things to look for that may hint at the need for a sewer repair.

  • Clogged Mainline: If your toilet is draining slowly and plunging doesn’t help, call your local plumber. This could be a sign that the mainline is clogged which, when left untreated, can lead to sewer backup and may be indicative of other plumbing problems.
  • Unpleasant Smells: Sewer problems often present early warning smells. If you notice a foul odor in your home or outside in your yard, contact a plumber. This may be a simple leak in the pipe or could be a sign of a sewer line break. In both cases, sewer repair is necessary.
  • Sudden Growth of Plant Life: A leaking sewer line often causes plants in your yard to flourish and grow faster than they ordinarily would. If you notice patches of grass or other plants that are suddenly growing faster than they were, call your plumber. Unless you’re fertilizing the area and tending to it, there could be a sewer leak.

At Dipple, we can help get your home’s plumbing back in shape. Sewer repair is never fun, but having a local plumber you can rely on takes much of the worry out of the process. If you suspect that your Spartanburg home is in need of sewer repair, contact us today! We’ve served Upstate South Carolina for over 35 years!