Your sewer line is an essential part of your household plumbing. If it gets damaged or clogged it can cause unwelcome problems on your property. It could be costly to replace or repair damaged or offset pipes. You can fix a sewer line breakage quickly and without too much hassle. The damage tends to get worse over time.
These are signs your sewer line may be blocked.
Slow Draining Sinks and Bathtubs
If you have a problem with your sewer line, your toilets, bathtubs, and sinks may drain slowly , or not at all. This problem could affect multiple fixtures. This could be a sign that the drainpipes are blocked.
If you hear gurgling sound when you flush, it could indicate a blockage in your drain system. These noises could be a sign that your main sewer line is blocked by tree roots. Roots could cause problems if there is a large tree in the vicinity of your sewer line. This is especially true if your sewer is older and made of concrete or clay. In addition, roots can get into the pipes through the pipe joints.
Tiny feeder roots seek moisture from the inside. Once they are inside, they will become larger and act as a net to capture waste and toilet paper until it becomes clogged.
Constant Need To Plunge
You might notice a greater number of toilet clogs now than before. This could indicate that your drainage system is clogged. Your kitchen sink is the same. Are you seeing it running slower or clogging more frequently than usual? It is likely that you have more than one slow drain or multiple slow drains in your home. This is an indicator that the sewer is clogged.
Get Some Help
The only way to clear a sewer clog is with a plunger and/or with over-the-counter chemical. A professional cleaning with a heavy-duty machine is necessary to clear the sewer line from roots and debris.
The sewer and electric drain cleaning machines use a stiff, steel cable that has a sharp tip. As it moves through the sewer pipe, the cable spins to remove obstructions. The cable can even cut roots down to the pipe walls, restoring full sewer pipe flow.