Often times people forget the importance of plumbing. One of the most important parts of your home’s plumbing is the sewer line, which is connected to the city plumbing line. Because the sewer line is out of sight, it goes unnoticed most of the time.

Your sewer line may be clogged if the drains are slowing down noticeably. If this is the case, you should contact a plumber to come check out the problem. Another sign of a clogged sewer line is if there is bubbling in your drains. Bubbling is often caused by water not flowing as well as it should.

A sign of a broken or damaged sewer line would be standing water in basement or drains. This is usually caused by an obstruction along the line or a collapsed pipe. Also, if you notice that there is an increase in your sewer bills, this is most likely due to a leak, which allows excess water to escape. If untreated, this problem can become an even bigger problem, so contact a plumber as soon as possible.

Costs will vary depending on the severity of the damage. You can expect to pay $1,000- $3,900 for a sewer line replacement. Other costs such as installation and cleanup will increase the cost.

Dunbar, Riley. “How to Spot and Stop Sewer Line Problems.” Better Homes and Gardens, 1 Aug. 2017, www.bhg.com/home-services/advice/cost/sewer-line-replacement-costs/.

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