How to Know if Your Sewer Lines are Clogged?

A clogged sewer line is something that no one wants to deal with. It smells, the clean-up is messy, if the issue goes too far, it can be expensive to repair. Check out our past blog to learn how to avoid sewer backups.

In order to stop the issue before it has gone too far, you need to know what to look for. Below are some of the ways you can tell if you have a block in your sewer lines.

Obvious Indicators of a Clogged Sewer

If you have any sewage in your sink, tub, or anywhere- that’s an obvious way to tell that you have a blockage.

Passive Indicators of a Clogged Sewer

When you flush the toilet, and there’s bubbling in a sink, that’s the air in the system being pushed back out of the trap. This could also be a venting issue, which is very uncommon. So, more likely than not, it is a blockage.

Sewer smell is another common indicator. Every drain has something called a P-trap that holds water in it; the purpose of the water is to keep the sewer gas that’s inside the sewer system from coming back into your house. When a sewer backs up, that pressure that’s inside the sewer pushed air bubbles back through that trap and released bacteria and smells into your home.

Learn More About Clogged Sewer Lines and How to Prevent it from Happening

If you notice any of the indicators above or suspect your sewer lines might be clogged, contact us today to solve the issue before it goes too far!

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