Drainage issues stink. Unsanitary wastewater and sewage are hard to handle. Sometimes they make you spend more, and nobody likes that. Property owners must consider their plumbing system since plumbing disasters are avoidable. Take your time with sewage affecting your family’s health. 

Recurrent Sewage Backups

Sewage backups occur when wastewater is forced back up a sink, toilet, or drain, releasing unpleasant odors and harmful toxins into the vicinity. A single sewage backup does not necessarily indicate that your sewer line is broken. You may overburden your local sewer system if the blockage occurs after an extreme downpour.

Unpleasant Smells

Every homeowner wants their house to smell good and be clean. However, things can change when your plumbing system needs to be in better condition. There are several warning signs that you shouldn’t ignore, especially if they smell bad. If you’ve been smelling sewage inside your house, there is a problem underground.

Slow Drains

Slow drains are the most aggravating thing ever. Even taking a shower and doing the dishes can be complex tasks. Commercial drain cleaners and declogging agents might be effective for a while, but they are short-term fixes. They may even cause more harm than good. Strong chemicals are employed, and they have the potential to damage your pipes.

Lush Green Grass 

An unexpected patch of lush green grass in your landscaping indicates that you may require a camera examination, especially when none has previously grown. Wastewater that leaks give vegetation nutrients and water. If you have this issue, you might also need to replace your sewer pipe.

Gurgling Sound

You shouldn’t typically hear gurgling noises coming from your drain. This is a sign of congested pipes. This obstruction may be in your sewer lines or residence. Your drains’ gurgling noises are typically brought on by delayed or clogged draining. Poor flow and drainage are to blame for this.

High Water Bills

You might be dealing with a broken or leaky pipe if you’ve noticed a sudden increase in your water bill and your water usage habits have stayed the same. If a sewage pipe bursts, you should locate the problem as soon as possible because failing to do so could result in costly property damage and a high water bill.

Basement Foundation Water Damage

Flooring and walls are vulnerable to water damage from leaking drain lines. Conversely, if your sewer line breaks, it could weaken the structure of your basement. Although most sewer lines are placed outside and underground, sewer lines frequently link with the property’s drain lines inside the basement. If the sewer line is damaged at this point, basement water damage will result.


The most significant benefit of a camera inspection is detecting problems before they go out of hand. Waiting until sewage backs up into your home is the last thing you really want to do. 

If any of the above things happen, you should call New Flow Plumbing. Our plumbers can rapidly diagnose such issues. We can handle any plumbing problem, no matter how big or small. Contact us now!

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