August 9, 2019

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Signs it is Time for a Sewer Line Cleanout and What to Do Next

One thing with most of the people is that they love to have a clean bathroom and kitchen but sometimes plumbing system can mess the house. Leave alone that, if it occurs in the sewer line within or next to your home, that place will be inhabitable. Therefore, we are going to look at some of the warning signs that will tell you that your plumbing has broken.

To start with, when interior drains have some water backed up. You find that when a sewer line is blocked the first place to be affected is the interior fixtures. Here you will see water backing up in unusual places and when you flush your toilet, you may notice some backflow in the shower. Besides, a blocked sewer line may also cause backflow in your showers or sinks whenever you use appliances like dishwasher or washing machine.

Apart from that, some water draining out close to or at the sewer line cleanout. Remember that this is a pipe that connects that plumbing system in your house to the main sewer line. You should know that it has a cup which when removed can give plumbers and easy way of cleaning any blockage. It is essential to note that most homes have sewer line cleanout in the basement while others are outside homes. And it is always marked with a rectangular or round cap written ‘clean out’ or sewage.

You will also see woody plants in the yard. You find that overgrown plant roots can also obstruct sewer lines. If you know your sewer line, you should follow it and find out If there is any tree growing in the top of it or close. You find that such blockage might also cause dirty water to back up in your sinks, bathrooms or toilets.

Apart from that, some air gets trapped in the pipework. You find that clogging in the sewer line can make some air to form in your pipes. This way you will see that the water has some bubbles. To know this you will have to test it with your plumbing in the kitchen because it has a direct connection to the sewer line.

Besides, when there is unusual noise in the plumbing system. This is because the blockage makes the drainage to be uneven thus making water to produce unusual noise when flowing through the system.

It is advisable that whenever you notice any of these signs or a combination, you should close the main water supply to stop any sewage and water from messing up with your house. This should be followed by engaging a qualified technician to work on your system. Of which they will remove all the obstructive objects using pressurized cleaning tools or an auger that they usually have in their sewer cleaning truck.