Signs it is Time for a Sewer Line Cleanout and What to Do Next
Everyone likes to have a clean bathroom and kitchen but sometimes blockage in the plumbing system can cause havoc in 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.
First of all, when interior drains have some water backed up. It is essential to note that 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.
The next sign is some water drains out close to or at the sewer line cleanout. This is the pipe that connects the 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. You find that in many homes sewer line cleanout is located on the basement while others outside homes. Normally marked with a rectangular or round cap written ‘clean out’ or sewage.
Besides, we have woody plants in the yard. You should know that overgrown roots can also block sewer line. 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. The blockage caused by such roots may also cause dirty water to back up in your bathrooms, toilets or sinks.
Besides, some water gets trapped in the pipework. One thing that you need to know is that obstruction the sewer line can form some air in your pipes. With this, you will notice some bubbles in water too. The best place to test this is with your plumbing in the toilet because it has a direct connection to the sewer line.
Besides, when there is unusual noise in the plumbing system. You find that clogging will make the drainage to be uneven and this will make the water flowing through it to produce strange sound.
To sum up, when you notice any of these signs or a combination, you should close the then main water supply to stop any sewage and water from messing up with your house. Then you should hire a qualified plumbing 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.