Your sewer is larger than your drainpipes, since it needs to be able to carry a larger volume of wastewater than the smaller, individual lines. This means it also takes more for it to require attention, but the most common issues are due to waste accumulation or tree roots growing into the line.
Signs Your Sewer Line is Clogged
If you notice any of the following signs, it could be indicative of a clogged sewer:
- Multiple fixtures throughout the home draining slowly or not at all
- Frequent plunging of toilets and sinks
- Gurgling sounds in different drains
- Water flowing up or out from a sewer cleanout
- Foul odors coming from toilet, sink, or shower drains
It's important to take action if needed as sewage not draining properly can result in water damage as well as health risks such as bacteria-borne illnesses.
How to Unclog Your Sewer
Hiring a plumber to snake your sewer is one of the most cost-effective ways to unclog the main line. The process is tried and true, and it’s gentle on pipes while tough on clogs. Sewer cleaning is not a DIY activity. Calling the professional plumbers at Burton's Plumbing & Heating is the safest way to clean out your sewer and get your pipes flowing again.