A clogged sewer line may be hidden beneath your front yard but can still lead to costly repairs. When tree roots break through the pipe or blockages stop water from flowing out to the sewers, the result can be chronic drain problems inside your home. It can also lead to soaked landscaping and even damage your foundation as the water finds new paths to follow. While you may not be able to see the problem, you can learn more about the warning signs so that you can turn to professionals for help when the time comes.
When there’s a drain clog, your commodes may start making a gurgling sound rather than a clean flush. This is your home talking to you, and it’s important to heed the warnings. The main sewer line carries all of the black and gray water away from your property, so problems that first appear in the bathroom will continue to grow until you’re facing more serious problems.
Chronic Drain Problems
Some slow drains are caused by hair or debris in the first section of the drain line. These clogs can generally be cleared with a snake or other special tools. If nothing is found, then the problem may be further down the line. If you’ve run snakes or approved chemicals down the drain and the issue keeps returning, then it’s time to have the primary drain checked. When you have multiple drains that are chronically slow or backed up, then you are most likely dealing with drain line problems and should turn to professionals for help.
Running One Fixture Leaves Water in Another
One of the biggest warning signs is when your drains simply do unexpected things. You may run the washing machine only to find that the water backs up into a shower in another room. This is a strong indicator that the line is clogged and the water is looking for another outlet. This confirms that you are dealing with a clog, and you should seek professional assistance as soon as possible.
Sewer line backups have several potential causes, and many of them are hard to predict. Freezing and thawing patterns can cause the ground to shift over the years, and that may lead to broken seams. Foreign objects like grease, hair food, and even some toilet paper can clump together and form an impenetrable clog. Old metal pipes can rust
and fall victim to corrosion, and tree roots are notorious for breaking through the lines for access to the water inside.If you suspect that you have a drain clog, it’s best to have a camera inspection performed. The team at 4 Star Plumbing Services Clog Removal Services can provide you with this service so that you’ll have an accurate picture of what’s going on inside your lines. Call 954-776-9888 today to speak with one of their professionals and see how they can address your blocked drains, damaged pipes, and other plumbing problems.
ABOUT THE AUTHORSean Hasle
Sean Hasle is a third-generation plumber and he and his family have been serving the South Florida area since 1957. He is a licensed plumbing, underground utility, and fire contractor. Sean is married with two young boys and he spends time giving back to the community through Rotary International and coaching his son's little league baseball.