Sewer repair is an unfortunate necessity sometimes. However, there are a few tell-tale signs that you might be faced with sewer repairs sometime in the near future. Gene’s Water & Sewer specializes in sewer repair in Columbia Heights, and here are a few signs that you might need to call us for help.
Check Your Toilets
Keep an eye on the water level in your toilets. Does the toilet always refill to the same water line after you’ve flushed it? Or does that water line seem to vary from flush to flush? If the water line varies, that’s a good indication that you might need some sewer repair services. You should call in professionals like us so we can take a look.
Check Your Drains
How quickly do your showers and sinks drain? If they drain slowly, you might just need to clean the drains. But if they drain slowly and you also notice that water comes back up through the drains, this is sometimes a sign that you need sewer repair. Call us so we can come and take a look.
You might also smell some disgusting odors from your drain areas, or you might hear a clanging noise as the water drains. These are also some signs that you need to look into having your sewer inspected to see if there is any need for repairs.
Check for Water Stains and Foundation Damage
Go down to your basement with a flashlight and take a look at your basement drains. Are there any stains around the drain? If so, that means the drains are not working properly. Also, take a look at your home’s foundation. If you see any cracks or notice any excess moisture, you need to call in sewer repair professionals like us, as well as a construction company that can ensure your home and its foundation are still structurally sound.
Check Your Water
Another good sign that sewer repair is in your future is if your water is discolored. While there are plenty of potential culprits if this happens, a problem with your sewer could be one of them. Call professionals like us right away if your water is any color but clear.
Look for Rodents
Mice and other pests are drawn to broken sewer pipes. So if you are noticing an increase in mice, rats or insects, you should call us to schedule a sewer repair appointment.