Sewer line clogs: 4 signs
It is extremely frustrating to deal with a clogged drain, but a clogged sewer line is much worse. In order for your home to remain healthy and safe, your sewer line transports wastewater away from your property safely.
The waste leaving your house gets caught in the sewer line when your sewer line becomes clogged. A clog in a sewer line could result in cracked or burst pipes, sewage backflow, and other plumbing emergencies if left untreated, so knowing how to identify one is extremely important. At Candu Plumbing & Rooter, we are committed to the health and safety of your home, so we’re here to explain. If you experience any of these problems, you should contact a plumber immediately.
Sinks, bathtubs, or showers clogged or slow
Single clogged drains don’t usually cause concern, but multiple clogged drains may signal a more serious problem. Sink or shower drains that are slow or completely backed up indicate that there is a sewer clog.
Strange Sounds & Odors
After flushing the toilet, do you hear gurgling or bubbling sounds coming from the drains of your sink or shower? Does your drain emit an unpleasant sewage smell? There are a number of signs of a sewer line clog and they need to be addressed right away.
An occasional clog in the toilet is perfectly natural, but if you’re constantly grabbing the plunger, there’s something wrong. Especially serious is if your toilet often overflows and floods your home.
Plumbing Fixtures Back Up
Sewage may become blocked by a clog when it is trying to exit a clogged sewer line. When you use your plumbing fixtures, the wastewater can often come up through various drains in your home.
Call your plumber if:
The water in your sink, shower, or bathtub backs up after you flush the toilet
Your washing machine is causing water to back up into your sink, shower, or bathtub
When you use your sink or shower, water rises in your toilet
You hear gurgling sounds when you turn on the sink when you flush the toilet
What to Do Next
Unclogging tricks you use at home won’t work for serious clogs in your sewer lines. A clog in your line may occur deep inside, making it very difficult to treat. We can help if your sewer line is blocked. Call Candu Plumbing & Rooter Services today. The skilled plumbing professionals at Candu Plumbing are dedicated to providing you with reliable drain cleaning and sewer repair services.