What To Look Out For When You Need Sewer Replacement

The words “sewer line problems” brings out many kinds of bad images to mind. Leaking pipes, clogged drains, slow draining and toilets that back up out from the sewer line and into your home. All of these are obvious signs that you need a sewer replacement, but how about the ones hidden from plain sight? There are barely noticeable signs, but it soon becomes bigger and more pronounced. Before it gets worse, hiring a technician is the wisest move you can make.

That is why we want to share some of the most common signs that you need a sewer line replacement. Knowing what to look out for can save you hundreds of dollars in major repairs later on.

Slow Drains

Here’s one of the most noticeable signs that affect your whole home. When you wash the dishes, flush a toilet or even as you shower, you’ll notice the water stays around and is very slow to drain. This often means a bigger problem in the underground sewer lines.

Sewer Smell

When there’s an unusual smell coming from the ground, the sink and the toilet, it’s time to have a sewer line inspection. A broken sewer pipe most likely causes outside odors.

Standing Water

Do you have water puddles scattered outside your home when rain hasn’t fallen in days? It could be the sewer pipes seeping liquid out from the ground. Mushy, soft and wet spots in the yard or the lawn may also indicate a serious sewer break.

Gurgling Sounds

Is the sound of water gurgling out of drains, sinks and toilets annoying? You may need an immediate sewer replacement ASAP. It’s the same issue when your toilet constantly lets out bubbles even if you’re not using it.


Cracks in the foundations, especially among the walls and ceilings could initially look like a structural problem, but it could also be a sign that there’s a fault in your sewer line system. Cracks form because of the moving ground or the foundation settling, but it’s best to have a technician check it out just in case.

Low Water Levels

Do you notice that your toilet water lines are unusually low? Does it fluctuate from low to high? It’s a sign of a potential sewer line issue that comes from leaks, clogs or cracks.


The presence of mold or mildew in the ceilings, walls and the floor could only mean one thing- there’s a significant amount of moisture escaping. It could be from AC malfunctions, improper drainage or rain damage, or it could be that your plumbing has gone faulty.

A break in the sewer line means that you’ll need a capable technician to carry out a sewer replacement. Professional sewer technicians can help you by doing a thorough inspection of your sewer line and come up with a trenchless solution that saves you time and money.

Vietzke Trenchless has been in business since 1948. We are a family owned company. Our approach has been simple from day one: the best tools, technologies, technicians, and staff dedicated to your safety and comfort. We are licensed, and insured and have a 4.8 star satisfaction score. Call us at 509-244-9607 to schedule an appointment.

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