At Sewer Solutions in Seattle, we’ve made it our life’s work to help people with trenchless sewer pipe repair, pipe bursting services, excavation, and more. We know just about everything there is to know about sewer pipe systems, and in our many years of service, we’ve seen every kind of sewer problem you can imagine.

Unfortunately, in a lot of cases, sewer pipe problems go untreated for a long time. While sometimes there aren’t any dead giveaways that your sewer line has a problem, there are usually signs that are easy to spot if you’re looking for them. However, in the event that your sewer pipe remains unrepaired, it can lead to some nasty problems.

While there are plenty of small problems that can come from a broken sewer line, in this post, we’re going to focus on the ones that are particularly unpleasant. After this, you’ll make sure you never leave your sewer line unrepaired.

A Nasty Smell

Have you ever found sewage scented candles at any shop, ever? We’re guessing the answer is no, and that’s because it’s a smell that’s downright nasty. Unfortunately, if there’s been a crack in your sewer pipe, it’s possible that this smell can take over your home or, at the very least, parts of it.

You should know that you’ll never be able to smell sewage unless your pipe has a crack. So, if this is something you’ve been experiencing lately, it’s time to put an end to it — call a team for trenchless pipe repair.

Rodent Infestation

If the prospect of a rat surprising you in your toilet bowl isn’t enough to give you the heebie-jeebies, we don’t know what else will. While this sounds downright disgusting, it’s actually more possible than you might think. Rats often make their homes in the sewage systems, as Indiana Jones so effectively taught us in The Last Crusade. Generally, home sewage systems have safeguards in place to prevent rodents from getting in, but if there’s some kind of break or crack in your pipes, you’d be surprised at how easy it is for the tenacious little creatures to get through. You really, really don’t want a rat infestation in the walls of your home, so if you’ve seen any out-of-place rodents lately, you might want to get your sewage system checked out.

Roaches and Other Insects

“I want more cockroaches in my home,” said no one ever, and if you’ve seen roaches lately, it’s probably safe to assume that you want to get rid of them as soon as possible.

Roaches, much like rats, don’t have a very hard time getting into your pipes if there’s an opening. Unlike rats, however, roaches need a much smaller entry point, making it easier for the little guys to infiltrate your home. Roaches are wholly repellant — they get into your food, they reproduce like bunnies, they never seem to die, and, well, they’re just ugly.

Roaches aren’t terribly common in the Seattle area, so count yourself lucky. But, because of that, if you start seeing them in your house, there’s a high chance that something is wrong with your sewer line. Whether you need to repair your pipe or replace it entirely via pipe bursting or other methods, we can ensure that we’ll get rid of the entry point that cockroaches are so happily using to enter your home.

Solve the Problem Today

Nobody wants to deal with the unpleasant consequences of a ruptured sewer line. At Sewer Solutions, we’re able to get to the bottom of the problem with our video pipe inspection tools, and then get to work fixing it right away with our various trenchless sewer pipe repair services, such as pipe bursting and hydro-jetting. We serve areas all over the greater Seattle region, so contact us today!