Sewer Lines

How Do I Find the Sewer Line On My Property?

There are pipes in your front yard that connect your home to local utilities like water and sewer. Finding your sewer line on your property can sometimes be difficult since some homes don’t have a visible connection. Heartland Heating, Air, and Plumbing is here to help you with some tips for finding the sewer line at your Murphysboro, IL home.

Why Are You Looking For Your Sewer Line?

Most people don’t look for their sewer line unless they’re experiencing sewer issues. But oftentimes, sewer issues are mistakenly identified as clogged drains. Here are the common signs you’re sewer lines are clogged:

  • Multiple clogged drains
  • Backup or overflowing when the washing machine drains
  • Gurgling or bubbling coming from a drain or toilet
  • Noises coming from other drains when the toilet is flushed
  • Typical methods for clogs are not working

Many people think that a sewer issue would mean that their house would fill with bad odors. That’s not always the case, or by the time that happens, your sewer line is very clogged.

How to Find the Sewer Line On Your Property

Most likely, your sewer line is in your yard. Sewer line access points are typically located near the foundation of the home, usually near the bathroom on the main floor. Sewer line access points will usually stick out of the ground either near the house or near the street where the private sewer line meets the main sewer line. If you still can’t find it, it might be a buried sewer cleanout.

Once you find the sewer line, it’s a good idea to keep the area around it mowed or trimmed so it’s easy to access in the event of a sewer line issue.

How to Find The Main Sewer Line In Your House

Maybe, you’re not experiencing sewer issues, but you’re a good homeowner and want to be aware of how to find your property’s sewer line. It’s a good idea to be aware of where it is when you move into a new home.

To locate your sewer cleanout point, start in the basement, crawl space, or garage in your home. Look for a pipe that is 4 inches in diameter and has a screw cap with a square knob on the top.

Not every home’s sewer clean-out point is in their home, it could be located outside. Some homes might not have a sewer cleanout point at all.

Heartland Offers Sewer Line Location Services

When you need help finding your sewer line, the easiest way is to make an appointment with Heartland. The professional plumbers at Heartland can help find it for you. We have the right tools and equipment to locate sewer lines in a snap. There are tools like pipe locators that can help you find your sewer lines, but they can cost near $1000.

Still Having Trouble? Call Heartland

Call Heartland to inspect, clear, or repair your sewer lines. If the sewer line breaks on your property, the homeowner is responsible for fixing it. This can be a very expensive repair, so if you think there’s something wrong with your sewer line, it’s best to have it inspected to see what’s going on and to fix it quickly before the problem becomes worse.