If you see a lot of little flies hovering around a section of your yard, your first instinct might be to call an exterminator. However, if you have sewer flies, the only way to get rid of them is to eliminate the source of the problem.
Sewer flies feed on nectar and other sugars, but their larvae feed on organic material and bacteria which can often be found in drain pipes and sewers. If you have a break in your sewer line, the flies will lay their eggs in the part of your yard that is saturated with the bacteria and other materials that their larvae need. If you notice that you have a lot of flies in your yard, even if you don’t notice a sewer smell, you should definitely investigate to see if a broken pipe is the cause.
There are a few different reasons why your sewer line might break. One of the most common is tree roots infiltrating the pipes. As the trees in your yard grow, their root system expands as they seek water. Often, the will wrap around your sewer or water line and try to enter it through weak spots in the line. If the roots get into the line they can cause leaks and blockages. Other causes of broken sewer lines are improper installation and extreme temperature changes. Sewer lines can also break down over time, so even if nothing else affects them, leaks can occur if you have an older plumbing system.
If you suspect you have a broken sewer line, it is always best to call for repairs right away. Not only can it bring unwanted pests into your yard, but it can also cause a lot of damage. We have trenchless pipe replacement technology, so we can replace your sewer line with very little additional damage to your yard. Our high trained Bucks County plumbers will be able to take care of your broken sewer line problem quickly and discreetly. Call Resolve Rooter today if you see sewer files in your yard or if you need any other emergency plumbing repair!