Is My Sewer Line Broken?

Is My Sewer Line Broken?

You probably don’t often dig up your entire backyard and check on your cute little sewer line down there.  Nor do you have a glass floor underneath your backyard astroturf that you peel up in order to complete daily inspections of your sewer line.  Alright, I guess I’m making some mighty assumptions.  So if either of those situations apply to you, please ignore this blog and go about your ‘normal’ life.  But first, maybe invite me over sometime and show me that glass floor.  We could talk about events, ticket prices.  I mean, the CN Tower makes a killing–you could at least make bring home some bacon.

1. I’m All About That Stank

If you notice a sewer odor in your basement or even in your backyard, there’s a good chance that there’s an issue with your sewer line. However, do not confuse this with a dried out drain in your basement, as this has the potential to create a stinky basement. Or, if you’re not a fan of the smell of fish, or stinky bassment. ;)


2. Your Drains Get Clogged Way Too Easily

A clog now and then is quite understandable, especially if you’re not a plate licker, or scraping your plates into the compost like a good boy or good girl. What we are talking about here is a redonkulous amount of clogs in multiple drains throughout your house. That’s the telltale sign that you may have an issue with your sewer line and you should front dat cash and get it checked out.


3. Mushy Yard Spots

I realize that multiple mushy yard spots is the goal of most homeowners. But for those who are annoyed by them, rest assured, it’s probably for a good reason.  It’s possible your sewer line in that area has cracked or split and the soggy zone you know and hate is a result of sewage over-saturating the earth.  So, in a nutshell, just know that I understand your hatred for squishy lawn spots.

4. Gurgling Toilet

Typically if your toilet sounds like it’s talking, it’s because it is.  And it’s usually saying, “Need a plumber?  Need a plumber!”  A gurgling sound indicates that air is in your sewer system, which means there is a possible crack, split or break in the pipe.  Wow, we really do live in a world where our toilets communicate to us.  This is the dream.  We’ve arrived.


This is extremely frightening.

If you need a plumber, have any questions or just want to chat about talking toilets and how the future has arrived, be sure to call or text us at 289-244-9843, because at Go Green Plumbing, we are always happy to help.

About The Author

Fraser is the web developer and graphic designer for Go Green Plumbing. He is a husband, father, tech-lover and frequent viewer of cat videos on YouTube. Sometimes, he adds a sentence to make a paragraph look better.
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