Drain lines play a key role in the moving of wastewater from your household appliances, like the kitchen sink, out to your septic tank. Problems in the drain lines could affect the efficiency and functioning of your home’s wastewater system leaving you with quite a mess on your hands.

Being aware of the signs of troublesome drain lines can help you be better aware of when your drain lines need cleaning or repairs to lessen the chance of damage that could result in costly replacements down the road. Often, these problems are easy to overlook because they don’t always seem serious enough to need immediate attention until it is too late and you’re stuck with costly emergency repairs.

The good news is that many drain line problems are easy fixes if you identify it early enough when little or no damage has been done to your home’s overall plumbing.

Here are 5 common signs of drain line problems you need to be aware of for the health of your home’s wastewater system.

Slow-Draining Fixtures: When your kitchen sink, bathroom drains or toilets are slow to drain, this is a sure sign of clogged drain lines. Having a technician come out for a drain line clean up can help remove anything clogging the pipes and allow your system to get back to its proper flow.

Slow drains can also indicate a faulty septic tank. When the septic tank is not filtering water fast enough, the drains in your house can start to back up.

Broken sewer line. Sometimes, broken sewer lines could be the cause of persistent foul-smelling odors in your home. Call a plumber so that they can replace that broken sewer line to permanently get rid of those bad odors from your house.

Water Stains: Water stains or pooling on your floors is a red flag for concern. This could be a sign of thoroughly clogged drainpipes that need immediate cleaning. If you wait to have this issue addressed by a professional, the clogged drains could start to leak and create large pools of wastewater on your floors, which results in the costly cleanup.

Smelly odors: Bad smells in your home could be the result of an accumulation of contaminants leaking through your home’s drain pipes. Cleaning the drains can remove these icky pollutants from the pipes and eliminate the smell altogether.

Here at Meinco Wastewater Systems, we offer drain line maintenance for your wastewater system. Call us today to schedule a visit from our team of wastewater experts!

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