3 Signs Your Home Needs Sewer Line Repair

There are few things worse than a plumbing clog in your sewer line. You’ve likely heard that any issues with the main sewer line are costly and damaged to your property. That was once true, but innovation has ensured repairs can be completed without excessive digging. First and foremost, you need to be sure there is, in fact, an issue with your sewer line. Here are three signs to watch for.

Slow Draining

Slow draining is currently one of the most visible signs of a busted sewer line. As you flush the toilet or allow water to drain from the sink, you may notice the flow is a little slower than usual. At first, the speed may not be enough to make you worry genuinely. Over time, drainage will become more problematic and far slower, causing concern.

If your sewer line requires repairs, you’ll typically experience slow drainage in more than one room. Multiple areas are affected, not just the kitchen sink, for example.


Mold or mildew growth is another universal sign of a broken sewer line. You may overlook mold, attributing the problem to rain damage or a malfunctioning air conditioner. If you can disprove either one, then plumbing is the most obvious suspect.

When the sewer line is damaged, leaks can form quickly, which in turn will lead to mold growth.


Lastly, we have telltale cracks. A break in your foundation, wall, or ceiling could be the first sign of a significant problem. Obviously, a crack in the wall or roof may be attributed elsewhere. Who is going to consider their plumbing system first?

Overlooking cracks in an outdoor slab or foundation is asking for trouble, though.

Contact Us

If you suspect trouble with your sewer line, contact Emergency Plumbing & Solar by calling (808) 691-9309 Oahu, (808) 400-8811 Hawaii Island. We serve the entire island of Oahu, and are prepped and ready to tackle your plumbing project. We’ll navigate your plumbing system and locate the problem quickly!


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