How much thought do you give to your sewer lines? If you’re like most homeowners, probably not much! Sewer lines stay out of sight, so it’s easy to take their functionality for granted. However, since you rely on your sewer lines to transport wastewater from your home into underground sewer mains, the last thing you want to experience is a sewer line clog that forces raw sewage to come up and out of your drains. Remain alert for signs of a sewer line problem so that you can resolve the issue before it becomes a major expense and inconvenience.
Listen To What Your Plumbing Tells You
Just like the body is interconnected, so is the plumbing in your house. If you are observant, you may notice strange patterns starting to occur when you utilize different components of your plumbing. For example, your drains might start to gurgle after you flush the toilet, or your toilet might start to percolate after you run the washing machine. If these reactions start to happen, you could be facing a clog in your main sewer line or one of the secondary lines.
Since the plumbing running into your home resembles a tree, a clog in the main sewer line is equivalent to a clog in the trunk of the tree; it will impact all of the water running into your home. A clog in a secondary line, on the other hand, will result in a bothersome but isolated problem in only a portion of your home.
Check For Tree Roots
Trees are beautiful and majestic, but they aren’t always friends to underground plumbing. In fact, tree roots are the primary cause of clogged sewer lines, particularly in older homes. Consistently slow-flowing drains and gurgling toilet bowls both indicate that tree roots may be infringing upon your sewer lines. If you ignore these signs and neglect to call a plumber, the problem will most likely become more severe until you have raw sewage coming up and out of your bathtub drain.
Rather than running the risk of a major plumbing crisis, call (727) 934-0323 at the first sign of trouble to have an experienced plumber from Friend’s Plumbing evaluate your sewer lines. Friend’s Plumbing has been serving the Clearwater, Florida area since 1979 and can provide whatever plumbing services your residential, industrial, or commercial property needs.