A clogged toilet is frustrating enough, but a clogged sewer line can be a real problem for homeowners. Imagine the horror (and the stench) of having your sewage backup into your sinks, toilets and bathtubs – yuck! It’s safe to say that this is a scenario most homeowners would prefer to never have to live out, and we’re right there with you. That’s why we’re pointing out some of the most important warning signs that indicate something with your main sewer line may have gone awry, before it’s too late.
“Talking” Toilets & Drains
Whether it’s a backing up sink drain, or a toilet refusing to flush, if you hear that all-too-familiar gurgling sound with no water movement, your sewer line might be in despair. Listen to what your home is trying to tell you, and keep an eye out for concurrent plumbing issues. When your main sewer line is in distress, anything water related you run will cause backed up drains or toilets in other parts of the home.
Invading Tree Roots
A property full of fully grown, canopy-forming foliage might look lovely and provide privacy, but those tree roots can wreak havoc on your plumbing. Many times, roots are so powerful that they’ll grow right through, and even completely crush, your sewer line. Scan your yard for any trees whose roots might be near your sewer lines. Slow flowing drains and gurgling are the first signs that foliage may be invading.
The best way to identify a main sewer line clog is with a camera inspection from a reputable plumbing company – like Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter! Once we diagnose the issue, we’ll help you clear out the clog, replace any damaged pipes, and get your home’s drainage system back up and running as soon as possible.