Signs That You Should Not Ignore If You Do Not Want Clogging In Your Sewer Line

October 28, 2015

It is very important for you to know if there is any clog in the sewer line of your home. This is because; a sewer line clog can make the raw sewage to back up the drains into your home. If that happens, it will be very expensive on your pocket.  Therefore, whenever you see these signs in the drainage system of your house, know that you need to call a plumber to fix the problem before it becomes massive. You may want to contact and hire a plumbing service.  

Signs That You Should Not Ignore If You Do Not Want Clogging In Your Sewer Line

When multiple drains are backed up

When you notice multiple drains backed up, you should check all the plumbing fixtures including toilets, showers, bathtubs, kitchen sink etc. of your house. Check if all these fixtures are making a burbling sound as they back up with water. If yes, then chances are that there is a clog in the main sewer line.

When you notice water backing up in odd places

Check for this sign. Check if water starts bubbling up the tub or shower drain as soon as you flush the toilet. If yes, then it means that water is unable to leave due to blockage in the sewer line. This clog makes water go back up into the lowest point i.e. a shower drain. You should also check the washing machine. Check, if your toilet or shower drains start to overflow while using the washing machine? If yes, then it again means that a clog is blocking water and forcing it to go elsewhere.

When you notice drainage at the sewer clean out

The sewer clean out is a black or white pipe with a threaded cap that offers access to the sewer line in order to easily clean out clogs. You can easily find out the sewer cleanout by looking around the sides of your house near the bushes. Once you have found it, pull off or screw off the cap. If you find sewer water flowing up and out of the pipe, then know that there is a clog in the sewer line.

Methods to clean clogs in the sewer line:

There are many reasons for clogs in the sewer line. They may occur due to the wrong items being flushed. This clog may happen even when the pipes turns very old and thus becomes unable to handle the traffic. If your house is old and is surrounded by trees, then they may also cause clogging, probably due to their roots grown into the pipes underground.

Only a plumber can help you find out the actual cause behind the clogging in the sewer line. Here are few things, you can do to clean clogs in the sewer line of your house:

  • Firstly, shut off the main water supply to your house
  • Secondly, call a professional plumber from a reputed plumbing service provider company. He should be able to clear sewer lines by removing clogs.

In a nutshell, if you feel that you have a sewer line clog, let a plumber confirm it and do the job to clean it off. Do not burden yourself with the hassle or stress of DIY but call a plumber today.