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The Warning Signs Of A Sewer Line Blockage

One of the most important parts to your household plumbing is your sewer line, and it could quickly wreak havoc on your property if it becomes clogged with waste or damaged in some way. It will cost a good bit of money to replace or repair damaged or clogged pipes if you wait for too long. You’ll be more likely to have the right amount of money to fix an issue the sooner you are able to detect a clog or break. Over time, damages to a sewer line will become worse, costing you more in the long run.

Is your sewer line blocked by debris? Watch for the following warning signs:

1) Slow Draining Bathtubs and Sinks

Your toilets, sinks, and even bathtubs may not drain as well as they used to, or even not at all, when there is a sewer line clog or break. It’s not unheard of for multiple fixtures to have this same issue. For example, your upstairs toilet may overflow when you run your washing machine downstairs, even when no one is using or flushing it. This is a sign that there is a clog somewhere in your drainpipes, as this water does have to go somewhere.

Another sign of a blockage drain is when you can hear distinct gurgling sounds after you flush. A common culprit of sewer line problems is tree roots that are blocking your drains. The roots of a large tree near your sewer line may be a problem for your pipes. Roots can easily make their way up into older sewer pipes that were made of concrete or clay, as the roots can get in through the pipe joints. These small roots look for moisture inside the pipes.

Tractor digging up yard to repair sewer line with no sign on top

2) Always Needing to Plunge Your Toilet

There may be a worsening clog down in your drainage system if you have noticed more and more toilet clogs. This is also true when it comes to how your kitchen sink is running. The biggest sign that you have a clogged sewer is if you are noticing multiple slow drains in your home.

3) Ask for Professional Help Today

Over-the-counter chemicals and an ordinary plunger are no match for a sewer clog. A Root-Rooter machine is the best way to clear out your sewer lines of any roots or debris. The machine uses a steel cable with a very sharp blade to cut away debris. To restore full water flow through your sewer pipes, a Root-Rooter will shave any roots completely down to the inside wall of the pipe. Your professional service technician can also use a video camera if the Root-Rooter cannot get all the way through the pipe. This allows them to see exactly where the clog is and what is causing it.

Call Us at (801) 204-9444 and schedule an appointment with a professional plumber in Salt Lake City, if you are having problems with a clogged sewer line. For more information, please call “ESCO Heating, AC, Plumbing & Electric.” We are ready to help you with all of your plumbing needs.