5 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Home’s Sewer Line

A sewer line in a home is a drain system that relies solely on gravity, letting wastewater flow down through large pipes and exit the house near its foundation.

Sewer line pipes and drain systems are built and installed to be durable, but that doesn’t mean they’ll last forever. That means if you’re a homeowner, changing your home’s sewer line is something you’ll eventually have to deal with down the track.

What are 5 warning signs your home’s sewer line is due to be replaced?

The Plumber Perth experts at Superior Plumbing are here to tell you. Read more to find out.

An ageing house

If you’ve lived in and loved your home for over twenty years, you may start to notice fixtures and fittings don’t work as well as they once did. This includes your home’s sewer line and goes for new owners of an older property, too.


Sewer lines and pipes tend to become more fragile as they age (much like ourselves) and fail more.

What can you do?

If you don’t remember when your sewer line was last replaced and/or you’re experiencing some of the warning signs below, a Superior plumber Perth company is your best contact.

Peculiar sounds and smells

Our senses are great at detecting something that’s wrong with a sewer line.

The sounds to look out for:

  • Bubbling,
  • Gurgling, and
  • Burping sounds coming from the toilet or pipes.

The smells? We don’t need to really explain the iffy smells of a failing sewer line.

All these could indicate a clog in your sewer line that needs investigation and/or replacement.

Changes in soil

Have you noticed a change in your garden soil? Perhaps a newly-discovered damp or muddy area?

These signs, as well as raised soil may be due to a crack somewhere in your home’s sewer line that’s delivering excess water to the outside of your home.

Consistently blocked drains

If water is continuously backing up in your sinks, drains, showers or toilets and taking a very long time to drain, it’s worth getting it checked out by a Superior Plumber Perth company.

After all, efficient plumbing systems are to make our lives easier, not to add stress and confusion.

Suspiciously large water bills

Summer is upon us and that means more water usage to keep our gardens, pools and selves hydrated. Yet, this doesn’t mean your bill should be excessively high.

What can cause a jump in water bills?

  • A crack in your home’s sewer line, which means,
  • Your plumbing system is running overtime to pump more water through it.

This needs to be rectified fast to cease wasting precious water and your precious money.

Thankfully a professional Plumber Perth company is only a phone call away and available 24/7, 365 days of the year for your plumbing emergencies.

Identifying the above warning signs quickly and easy, superior service from Superior Plumbing will enable fast and efficient service.

Get back to Superior plumbing systems in no time at all.

Need help with your home’s sewer line?

Contact Superior Plumbing today for a Plumber Perth company that provides superior sewer line replacement and solves other plumbing problems every time.