It’s no understatement to claim that, whether right here in Sydney or elsewhere in Australia and the world, the effective management of sewerage is absolutely critical to human health and happiness and the environment. You may not give it a lot of thought, but the thousands of kilometres of pipes that get your waste from your place to local treatment plants is vital to life as we know it – and your home also has a critical role to play.
So ask yourself this: Do you know the main signs of a blocked sewer at your place?
Ignore a developing problem for too long, and it won’t take long before things take a turn for the worse. And we’re not just talking about costly repairs, but a dangerous biohazard for you, your family and even the community. The key to convenience, health and safety is therefore knowing what to look for with those most common blocked sewer signs.
Here’s the top signs of a blocked sewer drain on your property from the specialist Sydney blocked drain plumbers at Affordable Plumbing Solutions.
We don’t have to explain why sewage absolutely stinks – but if working properly, you shouldn’t notice what’s going on inside those pipes.
If you do smell it, the stench will be unmistakable – and very, very bad for you. It’s caused either by a blocked sewer line that is causing a backing up of waste, or the blockage could even have caused damage or a breakage. This can go up to your inside drains which could lead to nasty smells in your drains.
The source of that raw sewage is obviously the toilet, so it makes sense to keep an eye on it for signs of a blocked sewer pipe.
If the toilet is blocked, or the flush is no longer as efficient as it was, see if a quick plunge fixes it. If it keeps happening, though, you could be dealing with a sewer blocked quite a long way down the line inside your property.
Another tell-tale sign to watch out for is bubbling toilet water, caused by a sewer line blockage or breakage that is creating air within those pipes.
Just like the toilet, also monitor what’s going on with your drains. If a blockage is brewing, the culprit is probably a build-up of food, soap, hair and other gunk.
But if more than one – or all – of your drains are playing up, the likelihood that it is one of the characteristic blocked sewer signs is rather high. This is especially the case when flushing the toilet results in water gurgling up into a sink or another drain.
The lawn? Yep, constant damp patches even when there’s not a cloud in the sky really is one of the primary blocked or damaged sewer signs.
The problem is wastewater that is leaking into the ground around the sewer pipe problem – and when it’s really bad, your lawn can even start to stink!
The next question to ask yourself is: How on earth did this happen? Plumbers, and even seasoned homeowners, will tell you that a blocked sewer pipe is just a fact of life – especially if plumbing inspections and maintenance are not carried out routinely.
Your blocked sewer may have been caused by:
As for what to do when you notice the signs of a blocked sewer line, that’s the easy part! Professional Sydney plumbers, like your trusted locals at Affordable Plumbing Solutions, carry high-tech gear including sophisticated CCTV drain cameras, amazing high-pressure water jetters and powerful augers to pin-point and then chew through the toughest of blockages. And if there’s damage, we can use our innovative sewer pipe relining equipment and techniques to repair that pipe deep into your sewage system – without needing to do any destructive digging or excavation whatsoever!
Are your sewers playing up? Here at Affordable Plumbing Solutions, we offer fast, guaranteed and always-affordable Sydney blocked sewer cleaning services – and we’re available 24/7 for those seriously sticky & stinky situations! Get in touch with our friendly Sydney team today.