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.
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 a plumbing professional. A professional can use a variety of tools, including sewer snakes and optic cameras 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.