Do I Need Main Sewer Line Cleaning?
This is a question that you might be asking yourself and, luckily, we have answers. There are certain signs that indicate that your main sewer line is clogged and needs cleaning ASAP. Here are some signs of a clogged sewer line that you don’t want to ignore.
Raw Sewage in the Toilet
When you flush the toilet, the waste should move through the drain and clean water from the tank should fill the toilet. Under no circumstances should you have raw sewage filling up the toilet bowl. If this is happening in your home, call an emergency plumber right away to investigate the problem. It’s probable that you have a deep clog in the sewer line or the line is leaking, collapsed, or experiencing another issue that’s making wastewater back up into your home’s plumbing system.
Multiple Drain Clogs in Your Home
Another very good sign that something is wrong with your sewer line is when multiple drains clog in the home at one time. This can happen when you flush the toilet and the bathtub and kitchen sink drains back-up. Usually, the back up is accompanied by raw sewage. Multiple drain clogs are never fun to deal with and make using your plumbing impossible. Call your plumber to perform a sewer cleanout as soon as possible.
When you flush the toilet, do other drains in your home gurgle? Get on the phone and call a plumber to come out and take a look. The good news about gurgling drains is that you have a little time before things go from bad to worse. You’re probably still able to flush the toilet, but not for long. Getting a plumber out to your house for drain cleaning services sooner rather than later means it’s less likely you’ll need an emergency plumber in the middle of the night when the toilet starts overflowing with raw sewage.
Ask Your Plumber about Video Camera Inspection Services
Today’s technology means that plumbers don’t have to guess about what’s going on in your sewer pipes. With sewer camera inspection equipment, it’s easy for licensed sewer contractors to see exactly what’s causing the clog or if the pipe’s collapsed. It’s important to figure out what’s causing the problem just as important as it is to treat the clog. For example, is the sewer pipe clogged because tree roots are growing into the pipe? This is something that needs to be addressed to prevent future problems. Was the clog caused by grease or too much toilet paper? Maybe the pipe is broken and wastewater is having a difficult time getting through? It’s also possible that your sewer line isn’t installed correctly and working against gravity.
At Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter, we perform comprehensive plumbing services for households and businesses in Southern California. If you’re concerned about your waste removal system and think you need main sewer line cleaning, we’re here for you. Call us at (888) 668-8922 to get one of our 24-hour plumbers to your home right away.