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local plumber shares signs of clogged drain

Three warning signs that your sewer line is clogged

​​1) Multiple drains are clogged.

Solution: Check these sewer connections:

  • ​Toilets

  • Bathtubs

  • Showers

Are all your drains gurgling? collect?

Most likely you have a clog in your main sewer line.

2) Water collects in odd places when you use faucets.

Do Do these three things:

  • Flush the toilet.

Is the water starting to gush out of the tub or shower drain? This means the water is trying to get out, but it's blocked by a blockage in the drain line. So go back to the lowest point, which is usually a shower drain.

  • Use your washing machine. Is your shower drain or toilet starting to overflow?

This means the water is trying to get out, but the clog is blocking it and forcing it to go somewhere else.

  • Let the sink run. Does the water in the toilet rise or does it bubble? Most likely you have a blockage in the sewer line.

​​3) There is a drain in the sewer cleaning.

"What the heck is a drain cleaning?" you might think. Well, it's a white pipe with a rubber cap or, in older homes, a metal "mushroom cap" that allows access to the sewer line, making it easy to clear clogs.

How to Find Your Drain Cleaning , look around the sides, front and back of your home, possibly near bushes. If you have a home built before 1978, you may not need to clean a sewer line.

Once you locate the cleaning port, unscrew or remove the cap. If the sewage flows up and out of the pipe, or stands in the pipe, this confirms that you have a clogged sewer pipe.

The first thing you will want is the main water supply interrupt your home. To do this, look for the water shut-off valve, which is usually located:

  • in the basement

  • near the water heater

  • in the garage

  • in a water meter box located outside of your home near the street.

Second, call a professional plumber who can clean the sewer lines.

Typically, most professional drain cleaners follow a two-step process to unclog a sewer line:

  1. Run a drain auger (aka A "plumbing auger") . snake") through the sewer to clear the clog. If that doesn't work, the plumber can:

  2. Use a fiber optic sewer camera to inspect the sewer line and determine what to do next.

The clog could be caused by flushing the wrong items, old pipes can't handle the traffic (especially if you have company), or if you have an older house with mature trees on your property , There is a possibility that roots have grown into the underground pipes and caused the blockage.These reactions are often not easy to detect unless a fiber optic sewer camera is used.

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