Clogged sewer lines are a homeowner’s nightmare, causing both inconvenience and potential damage to your property. The signs can be subtle at first, but knowing what to look for can save you from a messy and costly situation.
To help you recognize the warning signs of clogged sewer lines, we’d like to go through a few key indicators that you shouldn’t ignore. Next, we’ll let you know what you can do to resolve these problems.
Warning Signs of a Clogged Sewer Line
- Slow Drains. If you notice that multiple drains in your home are draining slowly, it’s a red flag. While a single slow drain could be a localized issue, multiple slow drains usually point to a clog in the main sewer line.
- Frequent Toilet Backups. If your toilet is frequently backing up or overflowing, it’s a strong indicator of a clogged sewer line. This is especially true if plunging doesn’t resolve the issue or if the problem recurs.
- Water Backing Up in Odd Places. If you flush the toilet and water backs up into the bathtub, or if running the washing machine causes water to overflow in the sink, you likely have a clogged sewer line.
- Changes in Lawn Appearance. Clogged sewer lines can lead to sewage leaking into your yard. This may result in lush, green patches or even sinkholes. If you notice any of these, call a plumber immediately.
If you are experiencing any of these situations, stop all water usage in your home and call our team. Our professional plumbers will use specialized equipment like sewer cameras to diagnose and fix the issue.