Sewage & Sewer Line Buildup Unclogging Service
A clogged sewer line can quickly bring your daily life grinding to a halt, and it’s one type of clog that a plunger won’t help. If you don’t get a main sewer line clog taken care of in time, you risk significant flooding and damage to your entire plumbing system.
How to Tell When Your Main Sewer Lines Are Clogged
Your home has numerous drain lines connected to any appliance that drains the water, such as your sinks, tubs, and toilets. The main sewer line collects the water from all these drain lines and sends it to the sewer or a septic tank. When you have buildup or blockages in your main sewer line, you’ll find that water is appearing in unexpected places. You might flush the toilet and see water welling from the tub drain or find that the sink overflows after using the washing machine. There are several ways to spot a clogged sewer line in the basement before it turns into a complete blockage:
- Murky water: Water will start to back up in tubs and showers, and the waste material in it turns the liquid dark. It will also have a strong odor.
- Slow drains: Over time, you’ll start to notice that water starts to pool when you run it and takes longer to drain after you turn the water off. This is a crucial sign the buildup is getting worse.
- Strange sounds: If you hear a gurgling sound when using fixtures, it’s because of water and air bubbles forming. The sounds may not come from the fixtures themselves.
- Clogged fixtures: Because the main sewer line connects to all the others, all drains in your home may stop working. If you find your toilet line clogged or sinks not draining at all, a sewage pipe blockage may be the culprit.
What to Do About a Clogged Sewer Line
Once you’ve noticed signs of a clogged drain line, the most important thing to do is turn off the water to avoid flooding and prevent the issue from worsening. Then call Blind & Sons at (330) 753-7711 or contact us online and we’ll identify the problem via video inspection and clean out the drain line. If the issue is causing flooding and other unpleasant results, don’t hesitate to take advantage of our 24-hour emergency plumbing service. Our professional technicians are skilled, experienced, and ready to rid your sewer line of buildup and blockage quickly.