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Do You Have a Main Sewer Line Clog?

Main Sewer Line Clog

Main sewer line clog is considered a plumbing emergency and should be taken care of as soon as possible. Also, a main sewer line clog is considered a distinct health hazard. A main sewer line clog can lead to raw sewage backup coming out of the drains. This is because sewer water has no place to go and will come back up into household plumbing. Do not use any of the plumbing in your house until the stoppage is cleared.

In the end, a main sewer line clog leads to significant damage to the home with a costly sewer line repair or replacement. So, it is important to catch the signs early on in order to confirm a clog and clear it as soon as possible.

But, what causes a main sewer line clog? What are the signs you need to know in order to tell if you do have a main sewer line clog?

Lucky for you, I can answer all your questions or you can visit our Express Plumbing Contact site for us to answer any of your questions and to get scheduled.

What causes it?

The primary cause of a clogged sewer line is tree roots. This is significant in an older home.

Main Sewer Line Clog

Tree Roots Clogging a Main Line

In addition to tree roots, and especially for newer homes, other common sources of a main sewer line clog are: feminine hygiene products, paper towels, or thicker toilet paper.

No trees on your lot? A broken or collapsed sewer line is another main cause.

Want to be positive you have a clog?

Professional plumbers have the tools available to know if you do have a main sewer line clog and exactly where and how to treat the clog. A main sewer line clog is not a cheap and easy fix. Please, don’t use harsh chemicals to fix a clog. They can damage your plumbing pipes and cause a more expensive repair.

Warning Signs

Hearing noises? First sign, main sewer line clog will make gurgling noises from your toilets. In addition, a good red flag would be water backing up out of a drain or toilets.

A very obvious sign of a sewer line clog is more than one plumbing fixture (toilets, showers, rubs, sinks, etc.) is clogged or experiencing draining problems. You’ll first notice a clog is in the toilets. Since, toilets are the most affected by a main sewer line clog. This is because they have a direct path to the sewer and the biggest drain line in the home.

The Best Way

The best way to know if you have a main sewer line clog is to call the professionals. They can help with maintenance on your sewer line and provide you with safe products to use on keeping you line clear. They will try to clear your line and if that doesn’t work they will offer to perform a video inspection.

Who to Call

Call Express Plumbing Service at (208) 941-8718 to get scheduled or visit our website for a professional to come out and help you with your main line clog. Express Plumbing Service is a Better Business Bureau +A rated company. Read our reviews, you’ll know that you can trust our service here in the Treasure Valley.

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