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Midtown Atlanta, GA Plumbers Reveal Signs Of A Cracked Sewer Line

March 23, 2020
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Midtown Atlanta, Georgia plumbers explain that it may not be obvious whether a sewer line is cracked or damaged. However, there are some signs that indicate the presence of a cracked sewer line according to plumbers Midtown Atlanta, Morningside Plumbing.

The lowest open drain is frequently where sewer backups happen. All drains rely on the main sewer line to drain correctly. Regular backups can be an indication of degenerating or broken sewer lines. Encountering backups with toilet flushes or when draining sinks or tubs, point to a sewer line problem. Experiencing frequent backups or blockages after having the pipes cleaned, indicates an underlying issue like channeling, tree root encroachment, cracks letting soil in, or a misaligned connection.

More advanced signs of sewer pipe deterioration include cracks in the foundation slab, foundation settlement, and sinkholes. These advanced issues happen when a sewer line running under a slab has an undetected leak for an extended period.

Slow drains can lead to a sewer backup. Toilets, bathtubs or sinks slowly draining after attempts to clear the line, indicate issues like tree root encroachment, channeling, or cracks, mentioned above in the beginning stages. Root encroachment can be a serious matter. Once roots enter the pipe they will naturally grow and exert pressure on the pipe until it cracks, breaks, and ultimately collapses creating a major plumbing nightmare.

According to plumbers Midtown Atlanta, Morningside Plumbing, it is best to avoid using chemical drain cleaners that sit in pipes eating away at cast iron and PVC.

Another symptom of a cracked sewer line is a lawn indentation. A cracked sewer line consistently saturating the ground can dissipate soil, causing an indentation above the crack. Sewage fertilizes vegetation; an extra green lush patch of grass indicates a sewage leak underground.

The smell of a sewer odor is present only when there is a crack or opening in your sanitary sewer line. The sulfur smell of sewer gas in or around a home or building is a tell-tale sign of a break somewhere in the sewer system. A sanitary sewer is airtight throughout except for vent stacks on the roof, which allow for the sewage to move downhill. A visible sign of a cracked sewer line is a pool of septic wastewater on the ground. The issue may be a broken septic tank, clogged drain fields, or a cracked main sewer line. Often the problem area is located directly beneath the pool of sewer water.

The best course of action to take after noticing any of these signs is to hire a plumber with experience with this problem in your local neighborhood. The plumbers Midtown Atlanta, Morningside Plumbing, are skilled leak detectors and can assist any homeowner with a sewer issue. Visit the Morningside Plumbing website,, to contact the plumbers Midtown Atlanta with the experience and expertise to tackle any sewer leak problem.

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