The drains and sewer main in your home is a critical part of your plumbing system. But most people don’t give much of a thought to it – after all, it’s not something you can see.
But this underappreciated little gem in your home has a very important job – it transports your home’s waste to the sewer. So when it stops working, you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll take notice pretty quickly.
If your drains or sewer line are clogged, call Triton Plumbing. We’ll get them flowing properly once again. We have a number of solutions for resolving this unpleasant and unsanitary situation quickly, effectively, and professionally.
How To Tell If Your Sewer Line IS Clogged
HA sewer drain clog can be a very serious problem for your home, but if you catch it early and take care of it you’ll have smooth sailing, and smooth draining.
Here are some of the most common signs of a clogged sewer line.
Sinks Draining Slowly
One of the simplest ways you can check your sewer drains is by checking how quickly water drains out of the sink.
If your drain is clogged, your sink will drain much more slowly than if it were clean.
Multiple Fixtures Are Draining Slowly
To find out if you’re the problem is actually from your sewer line, or if it’s just your sink, check multiple sinks.
If it’s just your kitchen sink that’s draining slowly, it may just be a local clog. But if it’s your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, bathtub, and laundry tub, you may have a bigger problem on your hands.
Strange Things Are Happening
If your plumbing fixtures start behaving strangely, there could be a bigger issue at play.
What does “behaving strangely” mean? If, for example, you flush the toilet and the bathroom sink drain starts to back up, or if you turn on the faucet in your sink and your toilet water begins to bubble.
This is a big warning sign that there’s a sewer drain clog.
What Causes Sewer Line Clogs?
Sewer line clogs can be caused by many things. Here are a few examples:
Tree Roots & Branches
Believe it or not, a tree root can plough its way right through a pipe. This commonly happens with pipes that are slightly cracked in the first place.
After all, tree roots like to go where the water is, and if there’s water leaking out of a pipe, even a little bit, the tree root will make its way to that pipe. Then, it will grow through the crack into your pipe.
This gives it the water it wants, but it also makes flushing your waste away a nightmare.
Broken Or Shifted Pipes
During winter, the freezing and thawing ground can sometimes shift pipes out of alignment. When this happens, your pipes will need to be repaired.
Debris Build Up
Here’s a list of things that should be flushed down the toilet:
- Toilet paper
Regardless, people end up flushing all sorts of things they shouldn’t be. Hair, dental floss, condoms, baby wipes, menstrual hygiene products, cat litter, cooking grease, and more commonly end up sent down the drain, and they really shouldn’t be.
The solid stiff, in particular, can get caught on a tree root that has grown through a crack, making the problem worse.
If you have a debris clog, we’ll find it and clear it for you.
Give us a call.
Call Triton Plumbing + Service
Got a clogged drain or backed up sewer line? Give us a call.
We’ll send over a friendly, professional, punctual technician with a drain snake camera to check out your pipes. From there, we’ll be able to tell where the problem is, and get it fixed for you.
Call us today and find out the truth behind your drain issues.
Whether you’re looking for commercial or residential drain cleaning, Triton Plumbing + Service can help.
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