How Do I Know if My Main Sewer Line Is Clogged?

Picture a quiet afternoon in your Orange County home, where life is flowing smoothly until a sudden gurgling sound coming from your drains interrupts your peace and quiet.

You might think nothing of it at first, but this disruption could indicate a bigger issue—an issue in your sewer lines—one where every flush or turn of the faucet becomes an even bigger problem.

As homeowners, we often take our plumbing systems for granted until something goes awry. Understanding the signs of a clog will save you from major headaches and costly repairs down the line. But how do you know if your main sewer line is clogged?

Weird Drain Behavior

Let’s talk about the first red flag and the most common—unusual water behavior. If flushing your toilet causes water to back up in your shower, that’s an obvious cry for help. Or when you take a shower and a puddle of water starts forming around your feet, it’s not just annoying; it’s a good sign that your sewer line is clogged somewhere outside of your home.

Strange Sounds, Awful Smells, and Stinky Sewage

When wastewater can’t flow through your pipes well, it can back up into your home, resulting in strange gurgling sounds, foul odors, or even health hazards.

Clogged drains harbor germs and encourage the growth of mold, which can cause health problems for you and your family ranging from itching eyes, sneezing, and coughing to serious allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and more.

The Importance of Drain Cleaning

Water that is slow to drain has the potential to damage your home. At Barker & Sons, we recommend getting your drains regularly cleaned by a professional plumber to clear out any backed-up debris lurking in your sewer line.

The Barker and Sons Promise

Recognizing the signs of a clogged main sewer line is crucial for maintaining a healthy and functional plumbing system in your home. By staying vigilant and addressing clogs promptly, you can avoid major disruptions and costly repairs.

If your home is experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t wait for the plumbing disaster. Our sewer line repair experts are just a call away!