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Warning Signs of a Sewer Line Clog

They’re some of the least subtle issues you could have in your home. Unfortunately, it’s easy to overlook signs of sewer clogs as common plumbing problems. Toilets clog all the time, right? Hopefully not, but we’ve got some insights if yours do.

If you notice any of the following signs, it’s necessary you act fast. You could be looking at thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home if the proper care isn’t taken immediately.

 

Gurgling Sounds

Running a faucet will almost certainly produce some babbling brook noises. Still, one of the more threatening plumbing sounds is a gurgling one from an idle drain. If you turn on your shower or sink and your toilet bubbles, that’s a sign you have a clog somewhere in your system.

Sounds of gas bubbles are indicators of a clog that’s forcing air back up the drain. Call a plumber quickly before air isn’t the only thing being forced up and out of your drains.

 

Slow Drains

With the amount of hair, soap scum, and oils that get washed down our drains, it’s no surprise when they start to clog eventually. Fortunately, most clogs can be dealt with on the surface right near the opening of your drain.

If you’ve recently cleared the gunk from your drain and are still having problems with a slow drain, there could be a worse clog deep down in your sewer line. Your toilet, shower, and sink drains all lead to your sewer line. Constant use combined with poor maintenance can easily allow toilet paper and other debris to accumulate.

 

Multiple Toilet Clogs

We’ve had a homeowner call us from their recently purchased property, detailing an unfortunate scene. Both of her main-level toilets were clogged, and the plunger wasn’t helping. Meanwhile, her upstairs bathroom was working fine.

If this happens to you, especially if you’re in a new home, it’s very likely that you have a sewer line clog. Poor installation practices will quickly expose themselves at the expense of the homeowner. To ensure you never have to deal with that sort of issue, always choose a trusted contractor like Bacon.

 

Unpleasant Odors

A foul odor coming from one or more of your drains is a pretty good indicator that waste isn’t being emptied out of your line properly. The culprit? A potentially devastating sewer line clog.

 

Unexpected Shower

A major sign of a clog occurs when you use your washing machine. If water comes out of your shower after you start a load of laundry, there could be clog in the adjacent connection. This might require some close attention to your plumbing appliances while in use or not in use to determine if the strange events happen.

If you suspect a clog, keep calm and call your local plumber. No matter what issue you find yourself in, the Bacon team will arrive quickly to lend you all the resources we have at hand.

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