Wonder what the signs of a broken sewer line are?

A broken sewer line is never a good thing and requires experienced plumbing professionals like Isley Plumbing to repair the damage and broken line. Hidden underneath the ground, sewer line problems are harder to detect than most plumbing fixes. Just because these lines are “out of sight”, does not mean they should be “out of mind.” 

There is a whole host of signs that may be telling you there is a problem or a broken sewer line. Today, we are going to cover some of the more common ones. Breaking these signs into two groups, we will start with your lawn. 


If your lawn looks better or worse than normal in certain spots, chances are you might have a broken sewer line. Water from the sewer line can cause soggy spots in your yard that can be noticeable to the eye or the touch. Similarly, waste from the line can create greener than normal spots as the leaking waste has become essentially fertilizer. Performing regular checks or a stroll around your lawn is recommended to stay on top of this. 


Broken sewer lines can also alert you that there may be a problem in a variety of ways. First, and often the easiest to spot, is a sewer-like smell throughout your house. This is usually a direct sign of a problem and means there is no time to waste to place a call to an experience and trusted plumber like Isley Plumbing. Next, if your drains are clogging or slow to drain, this could also be an indicator of a sewer line break although it could be related to other issues as well. An increase of cockroaches and rodents is another indicator of this issue, as these insects and animals love to travel through sewer lines, sneaking their way into your house through a break in the line. Finally, spots of mold on walls, ceilings, and floors are telltale signs of a sewer leak. 

Staying Diligent 

If you notice any of the above signs of a sewer line break, this is a serious plumbing issue and needs to be resolved as soon as possible. Isley Plumbing has been providing trusted sewer line repair service for four generations! So, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 317-420-4006 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today!