5 Warning Signs of a Clogged Drain

As a homeowner you know that a sewer pipe carries the household wastewater from your home to a main sewer line. You may take it for granted and never give it a thought, unless of course you discover sewage coming out of your drain.

Any homeowner who has experienced this first hand is aware of the tremendous damage it can cause. Having a single clogged drain is inconvenient, so imagine the damage to your personal belongings and costs of repairs due to a clogged sewer line.

While you want to take care of any plumbing problem, there are some ways to determine if you are dealing with a secondary drain problem or a main sewer drain clog:

  1. The number one warning sign of a sewer line problem is a gurgling toilet. Should you notice a toilet gurgling after using any water in the house, particularly after doing laundry or using the dishwasher, you have a sewer line problem.
  2. Anytime you use any water in the house and it not only causes the toilet to gurgle but comes up the bathtub and/or floor drain, it’s an indication you have a clogged sewer line.
  3. If any drain is slow to drain it’s likely that only that drain is clogged, but when all your drains are slow AND your toilet gurgles you have a clogged sewer line. The most likely culprits are a buildup of grease or roots.
  4. If your kitchen or bathroom sinks are clogged but you can still flush toilets without water coming up in the tub and/or floor drains, the problem is just a single clogged drain. You may notice the water level in a toilet rising and then dropping, which is a sure sign there is a problem in the system. It could be only that one toilet, or the beginnings of a bigger problem.

If you’ve narrowed the cause to a clogged sewer line, it requires immediate attention from a plumbing contractor. In Victoria contact Goodsense Plumbing for prompt drain cleaning service.

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