As a homeowner, you likely don’t think about the sewer line. Everyone knows the basics of a sewer line. It takes the waste water away from your home. What happens when there is a clog in the main sewer line? This could cause sewage to back up into your home and damage everything. It is easy to prevent this from happening. Simply turn off the water as soon as you detect signs the sewer is clogged. The main issue homeowners come across is not knowing the signs of a clogged sewer line.
Toilets have the most direct connection to the main sewer line. If you toilet begins backing up, this could indicate a sign that the entire sewer line is clogged. You may think that it is your toilet that is clogged up initially. If you attempt to unclog your toilet and it fails, the sewer line is likely the problem. It is important to make note that if the sewer line is clogged, it is almost guaranteed that your toilet will be affected.
If the sewer line is clogged, the toilet is going to affect your other drains in your home. If you flush the toilet, the water cannot effectively go down the drain. The water will go through your drain pipes and come back up at the lowest point in your home, which is likely going to be your shower drain.
Another way to see if your sewer line is clogged is by running the sink closest to your toilet. While you run the water, bubbles may start forming in your toilet. If this happens, it definitely means your sewer line is clogged and not the toilet.
If you run your washing machine while the sewer line is clogged, it may cause your toilet to overflow. The water draining from the washing machine has nowhere else to go besides your toilet or shower. If the water backs up through the shower, check if you toilet still flushes. If it does, then the clog may be in your shower drain or washing machine.
By verifying that your sewer line is clogged, you can prevent any damage to your home. If you overuse your toilet, shower or washing machine with a clogged sewer line, waste water will flood your home. This can damage your carpet and other valuables. You will have to pay for the repairs in the sewer line and your home.
Once it has been verified that the clog is in your sewer line and not other drains in your home, you will need a drain snake to clean it out. This can be difficult work and not everyone owns a snake. You may want to seek the help of a Las Vegas plumber. The plumbers at JMAC have been well-trained. They have experience in cleaning out all different types of drains. This can ensure that you won’t damage your main sewer line. If you try to clean it out yourself, it may not be done properly. Any damage to the sewer line could be very costly. Contact a plumber at 702.227.5622.