A sewer line clog can be a very serious plumbing problem that requires immediate attention. When water can’t go down the sewer line like it’s supposed to, it will back up in your home, creating a potentially hazardous, unpleasant mess.
Before that happens, you might be aware of some plumbing issues in your home that could indicate a sewer line clog, such as:
- -Multiple clogged fixtures
- -Toilet bubbling or the water rising when sink closest to it is run
- -Accumulated water around a floor drain
- -Gurgling sound from drains
- -Raw sewage odor from drains
Keep in mind that a main sewer line clog affects all of a home’s plumbing, so if there are multiple plumbing fixtures clogged in your home at once, then that is probably what you’re dealing with. Toilets are usually affected the most, as well as tub and shower drains. A clog may also be contained to a secondary line, in which case the clog only affects one area.
Clearing the Clog
If you suspect any signs of a sewer line clog, you’ll want to address the problem right away with the help of a trusted plumber. The best way to alleviate the clog depends on the extent of the clog and the cause. Most clogs can be relieved through snaking, in which a line of cable is fed down the sewer line to break up the clog. But, if you happen to have tree root intrusion or more intense buildup, snaking will not be an effective clog clearing method.
A sewer video inspection may also be useful to determine what’s going on in your sewer line, especially if there appears to be a more complex problem causing the clog. Rooter Medic offers a camera inspection that reaches into lines up to 200 feet, recording any signs of tree root intrusion, cracked or disjointed pipes, or other blockages that could be the culprit of your sewer line clog.