No one wants to think about it. Your sewer line – the one buried beneath your yard and charged with removing waste from your home and into Bergen County NJ’s various civic sewer systems – is encountering problems. An issue with your sewer line is particularly vexing because they’re hard to spot and even hard to access and solve. Nevertheless, ignoring the problem isn’t going to make it go away, and the sooner you can address it the better. The good news is that a good plumber service can perform repairs for you using modern techniques that make the job much less troublesome. But before you can call them, you need to be able to spot signs of trouble with your sewer line. Here’s a few tips to help.

  • Weird puddles. If you notice puddles forming in parts of your yard where they shouldn’t be, especially during dry spells or without having run the sprinklers for a while, then the culprit is likely a breach in the sewer line.
  • Strange smells. As you’re doubtless aware, sewage doesn’t exactly smell like pumpkin pie. If you can detect the smell from your yard – or indeed anywhere – then chances are the waste isn’t where it’s supposed to be.
  • Patches of green. Sewage makes a natural fertilizer and plants will naturally gravitate towards it if it’s leaking. You can detect a leak sometimes simply by looking for shrubs or plants that are greener and healthier than other parts of your yard.
  • Backups. This is usually the most obvious – and least pleasant – sign of trouble with your sewer line. If your toilet, sink or bathtub backs up, it might be signs of trouble. A backup in the main sewer line will affect your whole house, so look for backups that occur in multiple outlets at the same time.

If you spot a problem with your sewer line, call the professionals at BZ Dependable right away! 

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