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. It can also make the home inhabitable if it occurs in the main sewer line within or next to your home. 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. Where you will notice some water backing up in unusual place and when you flush your toilet, you notice some backflow in the shower. A clogged sewer line may also cause a 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. The sewer cleanout is a pipe that connects the plumbing system in your house to the main sewer line. You find that it has a cup that when removed can give plumbers 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. It is essential to note that overgrown plant roots can also obstruct sewer lines. Therefore, you should follow your sewer line and find out whether there is any tree growing directly on top of it or close. You find that such blockage might also cause dirty water to back up in your sinks, bathrooms or toilets.
Besides, some water gets trapped in the pipework. You find that clogging in the sewer line can make some air to form in your pipes. This will also make you see some bubbles in water too. You can find out this from the toilet because it has a direct connection to the sewer line.
The other sign is unusual noise in the plumbing system. It is essential to note that clogging will make the drainage to be uneven and water flowing through the system will produce unusual noise.
In conclusion, it is advisable that whenever you notice these signs you close the main water supply to prevent the sewage and water from messing up with your home. Then you should hire a qualified plumbing technician to work on your system. Here they will remove all the obstructive objects using pressurized cleaning tools or an auger that they usually have in their sewer cleaning truck.