Signs That You Have a Drainage Problem

Drainage problems are an inevitable part of your home or business premises. These problems are commonly caused by damaged pipes, improper installation of pipes, grease and oil, heavy storms, and o...

Signs That You Have a Drainage Problem

Oct 05

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Signs That You Have a Drainage Problem

Drainage problems are an inevitable part of your home or business premises. These problems are commonly caused by damaged pipes, improper installation of pipes, grease and oil, heavy storms, and other causes. Drainage problems can cause serious property damage, contaminate your water sources, and cost you thousands of dollars in repairs if left unchecked. Oftentimes, some of these problems are hard to detect for the untrained eye. So it’s a good thing to know the signs of drain problems in order to avert a potential disaster.

When you have a drainage problem in your home, it’s a good idea to contact an experienced septic system service like Metro Septic Pumping.

These are the common signs of drain problems that you should watch out for:

  • Sewer Odors

Unpleasant odors coming out of your drains can indicate drainage problems. A malfunctioning drain can lead to stagnant water buildup that will result in musty odors. When sewer odors consistently permeate indoor air, be sure to call a septic system service to identify the source of the problem and make repairs.  

  • Slow Drains

If you have multiple drains running slowly, it could indicate that you have drainage problems. A blockage resulting from food residues, hygiene products, and tree roots intrusion can cause slow drains, leaving you frustrated. If you’re experiencing sluggish or belching drains, ensure you call an experienced septic system service to inspect your plumbing and septic system and fix the problem.

  • Water Stains in Your Basement

If you see a line of water stains around your basement, you may be looking at a serious drainage problem. But water stains that are high up on the foundation wall indicate that water is possibly coming from an overflowing gutter. In either case, it’s advisable to let a septic system service inspect your property and provide you with a lasting solution.

  • Lawn Problems

If you notice standing water in your lawn when it hasn’t been raining or patches of grass that are unusually lush, especially around sewer lines, you could be dealing with a drainage problem.

  • Cracks in The Foundation of Your Home

Small cracks in your foundation are normal, but when you notice cracks larger than 1/8-inch wide, that's a possible sign of drainage problems in your property. Be sure to contact a septic system service as soon as you notice widening cracks in your foundation.

  • Flaking and Deposits on Walls

If you notice white fluffy stuff on your walls, especially on basement walls, that may be a sign of improper drainage. The wall is flaking off because water is getting inside the walls.

What Should I Do If I Experience These Drainage Problems?

Your home’s plumbing and septic system is not something you want to take chances on. If you notice any of these drainage problems, call a reliable septic system service as soon as possible. At Metro Septic Pumping, we pride ourselves on resolving drainage problems and providing a range of services, including septic tank pumping, cleaning, and septic tank maintenance.

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