Your home’s main sewer line is buried beneath the yard, sometimes making it hard to identify a potential broken sewer-line.


Every now and then, your toilet, drain or sink can undergo a drain that gets a little plugged up, in these instances a clog can be a quick fix. But when a clog occurs quite often, especially at multiple drains, this may be a sign of an obstructed sewer-line.

A leaking sewer line can be caused with a break or collapse. Some of these leaks are harder to find than others, especially in areas where the sewage line is buried underground.

Unsavory Odors

You can’t always see a sewage line issue, but there is a good chance that you will smell it. Any odor of sewer gas that is sufficiently powerful to permeate a house is a telltale sign of a plumbing issue.

This might be an indication of a sewer line clog as backups will often push sewer gases up drains. However, if the odor is extremely powerful in the yard, the more likely scenario is that the sewer line is leaking