Is Your Sewer Line Clogged? Here's How to Tell

3 December 2019
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Most homes and businesses will have a main sewer line and a drain attached to it. Unfortunately, sewer lines and their drains can and do sometimes become clogged, which can lead to improper functioning and a host of other problems to go along with it.

Regular maintenance and inspection of your sewer line and drain can prevent these issues from happening or becoming serious. With that said, it's still important to be aware of the warning signs of a clog. That way, if a problem pops up in between inspections, you can make yourself aware of it and take care of it as quickly as possible.

Slow Toilets

Do you have one (or more) of those toilets that take forever to flush or just move in general? Maybe you have to hold the handle down to get a full and successful flush, or maybe you have to wait forever for the bowl to fill with water again. Whatever the case may be, if you notice one or multiple toilets moving at a slower pace than usual, this could be due to a clogged sewer line, a sure sign that you need to professionally address this issue as soon as possible.

Bubbling Sinks

Bubbles in your sink may look harmless or even cute, but they can indicate a serious problem. If there's no soap in that sink or any other reason for it to bubble, you could be experiencing wastewater backing up into your sink, an issue that may signal a major and serious clog within your sewer line.

Bad Smells

When your sink, toilet, or any other drain-connected fixture gurgles or bubbles, as described above, take a whiff of the air. Give your fixtures a good sniff even if you haven't noticed any of these issues. Chances are that bad smells coming from your fixtures are a sign of a clogged sewer line and the resultant backed-up wastewater.

Moist Ground

Finally, take notice if you see moist or even soaked patches in your yard, especially near where your sewage system is configured. While most signs take place inside the structure, clogs can sometimes cause backup into the yard or lawn.

Clogged sewer lines do typically make themselves known. You just have to be aware of what these signs look like. From there, you can watch out for them and address them as quickly as they pop up. For more assistance, contact services such as B & B Drain Tech Inc.