5 Signs You Need a Sewer Line Inspection

Though you don’t see it, or even think about it often, a high-functioning sewer system is vital to the health and safety of your Tampa home. You’ll likely only realize how important it is when you encounter drainage issues.

When left untreated sewer and drainage problems can cause severe, extensive damage to your home and can pose dangerous health concerns to you and your loved ones as well. You may think sewer drainage issues are easy to spot, but sometimes, they show themselves in small ways. While you may want to just ignore a slow draining toilet or low water levels, they can be signs of damage and should be taken care of before the problem gets out of hand!

The first step in making sure you have a healthy and safe home is getting a sewer line inspection. If you are unsure whether or not you need a sewer line inspection, there are 5 common signs it may be time.

Gas or Foul Odor Smell In Your Home

One of the most obvious signs it’s time for a sewer line inspection is if you notice gas or foul odors emanating from your toilets and sinks. A sewer gas smell in bathrooms or other rooms of your home can be a sign that your sewer lines are not ventilating properly. Gas and odor for sewer lines can be potentially dangerous and should be taken care of immediately.

Low Water Levels

A sure sign you need an inspection is if you notice low water levels, which are often due to clogged sewer lines. Not just low levels either, be sure to take note of any fluctuations in your water level. If your water is low one day, then high the next, it can also be signs of more severe damage and your lines should be inspected to identify the exact cause.

Noticeable Slow Draining

One of the most obvious, apparent signs you need a sewer line replacement or inspection, is if you have a slow draining toilet, sink, or bathtub. A slow draining sink or other appliance is a common household problem. If it is not fixed with standard drain clearing methods, it becomes more severe. If you notice it in a few different places in your home, it could be a sign your sewer line is in trouble.

Sewage Backup and Blockage

Experiencing excessive clogging, huge blockages, or backflow? It could be a sign of sewage backup. These backups occur when the sewer lines are fully clogged and, as a result, the water is forced back through the lines and back into your home. Grease, the flushing of paper towels, or other large items are often the cause, but sometimes it can even be tree roots. An inspection is the best way to understand the cause of sewage blockage.

How to Get Your Sewer Line Inspected

If you encounter any of these signs or are having other plumbing issues, don’t hesitate to call the Tampa Bay plumbing professionals at Cass Plumbing. Our experienced plumbing team knows how to quickly inspect and assess sewer lines with our state-of-the-art inspection cameras. Once we identify the problem, we will work with you to fix it so you can feel happy and healthy in your home again!


Cass Plumbing can diagnose and repair any sewer line problem. With more than 20 years of experience and state-of-the-art sewer line repair equipment, our expert plumbers are the team you can trust when it’s time to put a stop to sewer backups and other sewer line repair problems. Call us today at 813-265-9200.