You’ve got a big problem on your hands when your home’s main sewer is clogged, but it will be an even bigger problem if you don’t take care of it as soon as you detect it. All of your home’s water is intended to go nowhere but down, but when the water is blocked or clogged, for whatever reason, it can come up through your interior drains, creating a disastrous mess and doing costly damage to your home and pocket books.
Here are a few things that might queue you to get help right away if you suspect a main sewer line clog!
Noticing slow draining with multiple drains could indicate a problem. It’s not going to be your clogged toilet that signals an alarm in your brain, it’s going to be when your bathtub is draining slower than normal, when your toilet and sink are suddenly slow to drain or are backing up.
When nonsense things are happening with your drains, get ready to investigate!
Like we said, when water doesn’t have the option to go down, but instead goes back up into your home, investigate for a main line clog. Some key indicators include:
- Toilet bubbling or water level in toilet rises when you run the water in the sink closest to the toilet for a minute.
- When water backs up into your bathtub or shower drains when you flush the toilet.
- The toilet overflows or water backs up into the tub or shower when you use your washing machine.
- Do you smell a horrendous odor coming from your drains? Your drains will smell of raw sewage if your main line is clogged. Even if you have stinky diapers in the garbage, or someone just had an accident—it’s not a pleasant smell and you can’t miss it.
Clearing a main sewer line clog is risky business and requires a professional plumber who can safely clear out the drain for you. Make sure that your drain get cleared as soon as possible to avoid extra costs or damage!
If you’re looking to clear a problem with your pipes and drains, and live in the Nashville area, don’t hesitate to give Jack Ward & Sons call at 615-227-2811.