Signs that Your Sewer Drain is Clogged
A clogged drain can bring massive
headache to any homeowner. Since
the water could not pass through
the pipes, it will all just come back
up into the household plumbing
and get stuck in the bathroom or
kitchen, sometimes producing a
really bad smell.
If you suspect that you have a sewer drain clog, it is important to confirm this and
clear it right away. If you need to call a professional drain cleaner, do so in order
to help you unclog your drains using drain cleaning machines such as high
pressure water jetters. There are several ways to verify a sewer drain clog.
1. Multiple blockages in the house – One obvious sign that your sewer drain
is clogged is when more than one plumbing fixture have problem with
water not passing through. While the toilets are the most affected by this
problem, you will also notice the clogging of kitchen sinks and bathtubs at
the same time. This will tell you that there is already a major problem with
your sewer drain.
2. Strange reactions from fixtures – The next thing to look for when you
suspect a sewer drain clog are any unexpected or unusual reactions when
using plumbing fixtures. For example, when you flush the toilet, instead of
the water going down, it goes back up and ever spills over the bathroom
floor. Another example is trapped air in the plumbing system when you run
3. Drainage at the clean out -- If your house has a main line clean out, there is
an additional way of verifying a sewer drain clog. Locate the clean out, and
open it by either unscrewing or pulling to remove the cap. Check it for any
waste or water that may be backing up, which should not be the case. If
water is flowing up and out of the clean out or standing in the pipe, this
confirms that you have a main line sewer stoppage.
Once you have verified that your sewer drain is indeed clogged, it is time to
contact your local drain cleaning company to help you fix the problem. Never
attempt to fix it using your simple home tools. The professionals will use more
powerful machines such as high pressure water jetters and pipe location
equipment to solve the problem. For more information about drain cleaning
equipment, visit us!
Gorlitz Sewer and Drain Inc.