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Even though a sewer system can last for about 40 years (give or take), the system can fail at any time. Here are some common symptoms of a damaged sewer system, and if you find any of these present in your house, make sure to call an expert right away!

1. Sewer backups or blockages
Sanitary sewer backups usually occur in the lowest open drain. But, if you are experiencing a backup every time you flush or run water down your pipes then the blockage might be in the main sewer lining as all lines connect to it.

If you experience backups even after having your drain cleaned, then you may be the victim of a tree intrusion or cracks letting in surrounding soil. These issues can be detected by getting a sewer video inspection.

2. Sewer Gas Odor
If you can smell gas in and around your home, then this is a telltale sign there is a crack somewhere within your sewer system. Because the sewer lining systems are meant to be airtight, you should never smell odors!

3. Mold Growth
Mold growth may be a sign there has been a water invasion behind your walls. Molds require a high level of humidity to grow, so if you are seeing mold growth, it is most likely being caused by a cracked pipe.

4. Extra green and lush patches of grass.
Noticing random spots of lush grass in your backyard? Well, as odd as it may be, it may be a revealing sign. There is probably a sewer crack right below it. As sewage acts as fertilizer for vegetation, leakage from your main line into the surrounding soil will give the grass extra nutrients.

5. Rodent problem
Are you finding mysterious rats in your house or backyard? Well, they might have traveled from the main city sewer to yours! They can escape through the cracks in the pipes, and beware because an average size rat can squeeze through a crack the size of a quarter!

Are you finding any of these symptoms around your house or yard? You may be in the market for sewer line repair. A fantastic option is trenchless pipe repair, a minimally invasive procedure that inserts epoxy lining into your old sewer line. It then hardens, and you have a new pipeline!

Even though the price may be higher initially, trenchless technology is more cost effective because you are not spending thousands of dollars in additional restorative work. Compared to old sewer lines, this new trenchless replacement of pipe can save you more than 90% of the grounds, driveways, and landscaping from being ripped off. This saves electrical, water, and gas lines as they need not damage digging of new drains.

Interested in trenchless sewer repair? Contact PrimeLine Products today!

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