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5 Signs of Broken and Damaged Sewer Lines

Albuquerque has such a warm climate and gets so much sunshine that you don’t need to worry about the same sewer line problems that those in other areas do. However, that does not mean that your sewer line will work the way it should as long as you own your home. Wild animals and weather conditions can still do some damage. That is why you need to look at the common signs of a sewer line problem and what All-Out Plumbing can do.

Sulfur Smell

Sulfur has a deep and foul odor that smells similar to rotten eggs. You may notice it when you stand close to your toilet or an open drain, but it’s also possible to pick up this odor outside. A sulfur smell is a sign of a clog in the sewer line.

Lush Lawn

When most people think of Albuquerque, they don’t think about lush lawns. Most yards in this New Mexico city have desert landscapes. An easy way to tell if you have a sewer line problem is through a check of your yard. Lush or green spots are a sign that the line broke and that raw sewage leaked into your yard.

Rise in Water Bills

The water department in Albuquerque bases your bill on the total number of gallons of water you use during the billing cycle. A sudden rise in your average bill is a big sign of a sewer line problem. It often means that there is a leak you can’t see.

Slow Drains

You don’t want to stand in the shower and feel water creeping up your legs, but this can occur if you have a clogged sewer line. Because the water has nowhere to go as it moves through the drain, it backs up into the shower. Other drains in your house may move slowly, too. All-Out Plumbing offers sewer line repairs and solutions for slow drains in Albuquerque.


Some of the common rodents found around Albuquerque include roof rats and Norway mice along with house mice. If you have a clogged sewer line or a leak in it, those rodents can climb inside the line and follow it to get into your home. They can also use the waste in the line as food and water. A sudden increase in the number of rodents you see may relate to a damaged sewer line.

The best repair for your sewer line depends on the type of problem you have on your hands. You may benefit from a new sewer line to replace a cracked or leaky one or a drain cleaning to remove clogs. Contact All-Out Plumbing in Albuquerque to find out more about drain cleaning and sewer line repairs.