Plumbing is not something most people think about unless there’s a problem. When there is a problem, however, it can dramatically alter daily activities such as bathing, cleaning and cooking. A clogged sewer line may manifest itself in a variety of ways. The following are three signs that your sewer line may be clogged. Clogs in a sewer system sometimes sound like water percolating. If a strong, unpleasant odor of raw sewage accompanies these sounds, it’s likely there is a blockage somewhere in the sewer line. Smoak’s Comfort Control recommends avoiding drain cleaners when clearing clogged drains.
When water starts backing up in a toilet or a drain, that’s one of the most prevalent signs that there is a clog somewhere in the sewage line. If there’s a blockage somewhere, the water has nowhere else to go but back inside the house. Water may also bubble up when it comes back through the drain.
- Gurgling Noises
- Water Backing Up
- Multiple Back Ups
When drains start backing up in more than one location throughout the bathroom or the house, this isn’t a good sign. If a combination of sinks, tubs, showers and toilets are all backing up it is likely that a main sewer line is clogged.
If you think you may have a clogged sewer line, it’s necessary to call in an expert plumber. A professional can use a variety of tools, including plumbing snakes to determine the exact problem. Smoak’s Comfort Control provides a variety of plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services. They offer 24/7 emergency services as well as financing plans. Contact Smoak’s Comfort Control for more information.