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6 Signs of A Sewage Leak

A sewage leak in your property is not a problem any property owner wants to deal with. It is incredibly unhygienic and unpleasant, but can also be a health hazard and difficult to detect. If a sewage leak is hidden, it can be expensive to repair and incredibly costly to repair when it is found. A telltale sign of a water leak is a high water bill – this could be an indication of a slow sewage leak. A larger problem is a burst sewage pipe. A large mess and clean up follows when this happens, but there are ways to detect these issues before they happen. Here are six things to look for at your home, business, or rental property.

Six Ways to Detect a Sewage Leak

  1. Listen for uncommon sounds. Water running constantly in your home is a sign of trouble in your sewage line. Make sure all faucets are turned off and toilets are not running. If you continue to hear running water, this can be a sign of a leaky sewage pipe.
  2. Wet, moist, and buckling floors. If you notice that areas of your home have a spongy or moist feeling to them, this is a sign of sewage leakage. Plumbing snakes through your home to the main sewage line and as leaks happen, water tends to pool around the pipe connections and damages the interior flooring. Damp spots can indicate hidden sewer leaks which can mean water is seeping upward through the floor.
  3. Unpleasant smells may creep into your home. Smells like mold and mildew thrive in damp spots where sewer lines create an ideal environment for bacterial growth.
  4. Discoloration on walls can mean a leak behind a wall. Dark spots, dark rings, and discoloration of paint can mean a sewer leak behind the paint, wallpaper, or drywall.
  5. Water pressure changes can mean a leak in the mainline of your pipes that has gone unnoticed.
  6. Check outside your home as well. Your sewage system is located under the ground, so your lawn may also show you signs of a leak. Sewage leaks provide fertilizer and moisture, so patches of lush green grass and or indentations can be signs of a leak.

Water and Sewage Damage Restoration Services

Sewage leaks make property owners nervous, and for good reason: They are considered category 3 water damage, which is unsanitary and hazardous and should be handled by a professional clean-up crew. McMahon Services will come out to your property as soon as possible to perform clean up and sanitize damaged items to get your home back to normal as quickly as possible.

At McMahon Services, we offer 24/7 professional water and sewage repair, clean up, and restoration services for homeowners and commercial and residential property managers. Sewage leaks occur from many different areas including cracked pipes, flooding, heavy rain or other environmental factors – what’s most important is that you get fast, expert help with these leaks.

Call us today for more information on our sewage cleaning services.