Plumbing Tips For Homeowners

How to Recognize the Signs of a Clogged Sewer Line

Sure, as homeowners we all know about regular clogs. But wait, do you know the signs of a clogged sewer line?

Of course not everyone is a plumber and this is where we come in. This blog will educate any homeowner on the signs of a clogged sewer line. It’s an important blog and one you should read closely to know if you have are experiencing a regular clog or a clogged sewer line.

  1. The first sign of a clogged sewer line is where there are a number of drains are clogged in your home, like with the bathtub, shower and toilet. And if you hear a funny gurgling noise, then chances are you have a clogged sewer line.
  2. Secondly, if you notice that water is backing up in odd places when using plumbing fixtures, then this may also be an indication of a clogged sewer line. If you run your bathroom sink and water in the toilet water rises, then it’s a tell-tale sign that you have a clogged sewer drain. Other examples of a clogged sewer line is when you flush your toilet and drips of water come out of your shower head; and, when using your washing machine your shower drain or toilet overflows with water.
  3. Thirdly, when you see drainage at the sewer clean-out, then you have a clogged sewer line. A sewer clean-out is more common with homes built in the early 1980s. It’s quite easy to take off the sewer clean-out cap, so you can clean it out quite easily, but we recommend you always hire a professional to be on the safe side.

If you think you have a clogged sewer line, then contact our team of professionals at DrainRooter Plumbing right away. We are the ones you can count on to get the job done and we will help you out every step of the way.