Do you know the age of your sewer pipes? If they are more than 25 years old, failure could be in their future. Things like tree roots, poor connections, or cracks can spell disaster for old sewer pipes. Regular checkups are critical to making sure that doesn’t happen to you!

Have you ever had dirty water back up into a sink, tub, or toilet? How about sewer water on the floor? These are signs of sewer pipe damage that should be repaired ASAP! In this post, we’ll look at some other telltale signs that it’s time for a fix.

  • Smelly situation: You should not smell anything unusual coming from your drains. If you do, you have a problem. The smell of sewer gas can be a sign of a cracked drain pipe.
  • Slow drains: A drain doesn’t have to be completely stopped to indicate a problem. A slowly draining shower or tub can indicate a significant clog. You can take care of simple clogs by removing the drain cover and pulling out any hairballs or other debris that may have accumulated. If more than one drain is draining slowly, that’s an indicator of a system-wide problem that likely requires a professional to be properly repaired.
  • Mold: You may not realize that mold growth can be an indicator of bad pipes as well. That’s because a leak will cause water to get into areas where it’s not supposed to be, which can result in mold. Mold can cause a variety of damage to your home’s interior, exterior, or even foundation – not to mention potential allergy and health problems.
  • Sewage backups: Sewage backup in your toilet or drains can be one of the grossest things any homeowner experiences. As with slow drainage, the real red flag occurs when more than one toilet or drain is experiencing a back-up issue.
  • Pest invasion: You may not realize it, but an influx of insects or rodents into your home can be an indicator of broken sewer lines. These pests can squeeze through tiny cracks in your pipes to get into your home! Don’t just call an exterminator, call a plumber too!
  • Spots on your lawn: Everyone wants a green lawn – but not like this! Leaks in a sewer line can actually help fertilize your lawn. It will show up as bright green spots on the lawn – even when the rest of the grass is dead or brown!


If you’ve experienced any of these issues, Trenchless Replacement Specialists can help! We have the technology to inspect your pipes (and repair them if necessary) without digging! Call TRS today to make an appointment at 432-580-7693. No Mess, No Stress!