A single stuffed up toilet or a poorly draining bathtub isn’t always an indicator that your main sewer line is troubled. Often plumbing issues that hit one part of the house but not another are situational and can be remedied by treating the source. Learning the difference between a basic clog that needs rootering and a clogged sewer line can help you escape expensive (and sometimes stinky) emergency repairs. So what indicates a possible sewer line clog?
A Strong Smell of Sewage Coming from Drains
One of the first signs you may notice is the strong smell of waste coming through your interior drains. If you’ve been catching whiffs of a sewer smell your main line may be backed up.
Back Up Into Other Plumbing Areas
It’s a basic rule of thumb that flushing your toilet shouldn’t cause water to spring through the drain in your shower or cause your bathroom sink to overflow. If you’ve noticed water coming back up through your drains, that’s a good way to tell that your sewer line is clogged.
It’s not just the bathroom tub drain that’s struggling; now it’s the kitchen sink and/or the washing machine. If your home has multiple plumbing fixtures clogged at the same time you may have a sewer line issue.
Sewer Line and Water Line Repair in Orange County
Waiting to treat clogged sewer lines can result in expensive and disruptive repairs. If your home is experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, please call us about completing a sewer line clean out. We own all the required equipment (including electronic leak detection and video camera inspection) to identify clogs and install or repair sewer lines with minimal upheaval. Additionally, we have the necessary tools and experience to repair any asphalt or cement affected by more intensive repairs.
To schedule a sewer line repair with our family-owned Orange County plumbing business please call us at 949-689-7021.