What Your Lawn Can Tell You About Your Plumbing

Ah, the lawn! Whether it’s in the front or the back, your lawn will be able to indicate potential problems with your plumbing just by looking at it. One of the biggest problems that is can sense is an issue with your sewer line — which is the most important feature of any home. If you’re not sure whether or not there’s a problem with your line, here are some things to look for the next time you cross your lawn.

Damp Patches

When was the last time you noticed an abnormally damp patch on your lawn? If it rained, that’s one thing, but if there hasn’t been a trace of precipitation in the past few days, then this is a clear indication that you may have an issue with your sewer or water line. When there’s a pipe leak underground, water will have nowhere else to go unless it spreads throughout the soil; this would be the cause of those ~mysterious~ water patches.

Uneven Areas

Another clear indication that you’re experiencing a sewer line problem is that if the actual pipe breaks, it will disrupt the soil and cause strange indentations in your lawn. While it is possible that your lawn may be uneven, it is important to make sure that you’re in the clear and have the spot checked out by a professional.

Vibrantly Green Patches

On average, how green is your lawn? If you happen to see extremely vibrant hues of green in random spots, that means that you’re experiencing a problem with your sewer line. The reason being is that any loose sewage can assist with vegetation, which will promote those abnormally green patches on a naturally green lawn.

Do You Think That Your Sewer Line or Water Line Needs a Repair?

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (901) 795-9044.