On average, a sewer line can last between 50 to 60 years before replacement is necessary, with plenty of clogs along the way. Sewer clogs can occur at any time and are caused due to a number of reasons. However, even a partial clog can have major effects on your home. When a clog becomes severe enough, the entire sewer line can back up and flood inside your home. Sewer water, to say the least, is filthy and can create a hazardous environment if a sewer line backups up inside the home. Whatever the sewer water comes in contact with, it will need to be removed and replaced. This leads to major repairs and a major investment. It is important to identify early signs of a clog and have the sewer line cleaned before backup occurs. The Original $49.99 Plumber will share some classic signs that your sewer line needs to be cleaned.
Multiple Slow Drains & Backups in Home
When toilets, sinks, bathtubs and shower drains all seem to have small amounts of water backing up, or they have a nasty odor and drains out slowly all at the same time, there is a clog developing in the main sewer line. The main sewer line is a single line that directs the water into the main public sewer system. When the main sewer line is clogged, the entire sewer system throughout the home is affected. You will see multiple drains develop these odd symptoms when the main sewer line need to be cleaned.
Water Backing Up into Bathtub when Toilets are Flushed
When the main sewer line has a partial clog, often the water will back up into a shower or bathtub drain when a toilet is flushed. When a toilet is flushed and there is a partial clog small amounts of water will flow down the main line. However, the rest of the water will flow to the closet opening which is often the bathtub or shower drain. Another similar scenario is when the washing machine is draining and water may flow up and out of toilets, sinks, bathtubs or shower drains.
Sewer Smell in House
When a sewer line is clogged the water will not be able to escape the pipe. As a result the longer the water waste sits in the pipe, the quicker odors will begin to emerge from the pipe. The sewer line that goes through the home is called the secondary drain and it will emit odor from the pipe first as the odor escapes through the drains. When you begin to smell bad odors in the home, it is most likely a clogged sewer line.
How to Unclog a Sewer Line
There are a few ways to clean a sewer line and which method is used will depend on how bad the clog is or what is causing the clog. One method is using a drain snake which is a safe and effective way for pushing clogs and obstructions through the line and out. Another method is the hydro jet cleaning system which uses a hose that extends through the sewer line. A high pressure sprayer is used to clear away the clog and obstruction and cleans the inside of the pipe at the same time.
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If you home develops these early signs of a sewer line clog, contact The Original $49.99 Plumber. We provide HVAC and plumbing services, including sewer line cleaning. To schedule our services contact The Original $49.99 Plumber today.