The most common warning signs of a main sewer drain clog are; water backing up out of a drain; water backing up out of the toilet plumbing; or a gurgling sound coming from the drains.
If you notice that when you’re done with the washing machine, the toilets start percolating – it sounds like a coffee pot percolating – or you’ll get water around the floor drain in the basement, that’s one of the first telltale signs. If you suspect that your main sewer drain may be clogged don’t hesitate, call the professionals at Taylor’s Plumbing. We will quickly assess and diagnose your situation and determine if you do indeed have a clogged sewer drain.
Clogs can occur in the main sewer line or in one of the secondary lines. Your house is basically set up like a tree. You have one main trunk line that runs out of the house then you have all these small branches off of that. If the clog is in the main line, which means any water that you run in the house will cause problems. If it’s a secondary line, it will just be isolated to that secondary problem.
What can cause a clogged main sewer drain? Tree roots are the primary cause of a clogged sewer line, especially in an older home. In newer homes, common sources of clogging include feminine hygiene products, paper towels and even certain types of thicker toilet paper. Slow flowing drains, and gurgling noises from your toilet bowls are the first signs that your sewer system is being affected by tree roots.
Calling the service department at Taylor’s Plumbing is the first step to solving your clogged sewer line problem. We will check the plumbing in your home and quickly diagnose the problem.
Don’t delay, call us today!