A clogged sewer line is never good news. When a sewer line clogs, it’s likely to lead to backup up drains, which ultimately leads to damage to your home. Luckily, there are some warning signs of a clogged sewer line so you can avoid serious damage.
Why do sewer lines clog?
Tree roots are the primary cause of sewer line damage, and this is especially true in older homes.
What are the warning signs?
The most common sign of a clogged sewer is gurgling sounds in your pipes, or if your drains and toilets are backed up.
What should you do if your sewer line clogs?
You will want to shut off the water at the source. It is possible to access your sewer cleanout line yourself, by looking for a round white pipe with a rubber cap. This will most likely be located somewhere in your yard. By removing the cap, the water will be diverted outside, relieving the pressure from inside your home.
If the problem still persists after you have cleared the line, it may be necessary to run a camera line down your pipes in order to diagnose the issue. This should always be handled by a licensed plumbing professional.