1. Low water pressure
There are plenty of reasons you may experience low water pressure. Your
pipes could be clogged, there could be an issue with your water supplier,
or could have faulty pressure regulators. Nonetheless, if your water
pressure drops off in every faucet, you may have a sewer leak.
2. Wet floors
Sewage pipes run throughout the ground under your house. If you have a
sewage leak, water build-up can start affecting your flooring. If you
notice an area of the floor is damp, you should have it inspected quickly
as these leaks can lead to discoloration of the flooring and other serious
3. Issues with the lawn
In the same school of thought, if you notice puddles of water appearing
throughout your lawn, it could be from a leak in the pipes that are under
your yard. It’s also important to act quickly in this circumstance because
sewer water is loaded with chemicals and bacteria that can kill your grass
As cliché as it sounds, rats really do love sewers. Rodents also have a
very good sense of smell and will often detect sewer leakage before people
do. If you notice a sudden increase in rats surrounding your house, you
might need to hold off on calling pest control and call someone to come
inspect your sewer lines instead.
5. High water bills
If you notice an extraordinarily high water bill, a leaking sewer could be
the culprit. Unless you’ve been watering the grass every day or your
supplier significantly raised their rates, there’s no reason your water
bill should ever increase by hundreds of dollars. Of all of the signs on
this list, this one is the biggest indicator that you may have a sewer
6. Discolored walls
In addition to running underground, sewer pipes run through the walls of
your home or business. If you notice a bubble in the wall (from moisture),
damp spots, or dark rings, it could be a sewer leak.
7. Horrible smells
Sewage leaks have a distinct, strong smell. Your nose will likely notice
the issue before your eyes or wallet ever can.
If you’re walking around and notice that something smells horrible, it
could be leaking wastewater. Trust us, you’ll know!