Clogged Sewer Lines: What You Need to Know
Sewer lines help transport wastewater from the home to underground sewer main lines. Whether it is from a kitchen drain, toilet or your bathroom tub, without proper maintenance, sewer line clogs and/backups could lead to raw sewage backing up out of the drains and lead to significant damage and high repair costs.
People who understand that it is important to keep an eye out for sewer warning signs know that contacting a sewer contractor sooner than later could make for an easier repair and cleanup.
What Causes Sewer Lines to Clog?
There are a variety of reasons a sewer line may clog and it comes down to the location. For residential properties, the most common causes are tree roots, grease buildup, hair, and sometimes even toys. For commercial and industrial properties it could be things such as manufacturing particles (including metal, wood or scraps), chemicals, grease and excess food (especially in restaurants) and tree roots can clog up a sewer line.
The only way to find out what is really clogging your line is to contact a professional for sewer line CCTV inspections in Edmonton. By using (CCTV) video equipment, they can diagnose the problem and provide cost-effective solutions by getting the job right the first time.
Signs that Your Sewer Line is Clogged
There are a few warning signs your sewer line will give you to let you know you have a clog. These include:
- Multiple drains are backing up at the same time. If you have a toilet, shower drain, kitchen sink or bathroom sink all clogging up at once, it may be an indicator there is a clog in the main sewer line.
- Backups such as when you flush the toilet, and the sink next to it backs up or other symptoms are when you put on a load of laundry, and soap suds start backing up into your utility sink.
- Unpleasant odors which are caused by raw sewage backing up in the drain.
- Overflowing drains is an indication that the problem has gotten out of control, you may have water flowing from the toilet, sinks and even coming out of washing machine drainage pipes.
Contact a Professional for Sewer Cleaning
Clogs can occur in the main sewer line or one of the secondary lines. So it’s important to contact a professional if you suspect your sewer line is clogged. After determining what the issue(s) may be sewer contractors will use specialized equipment to unblock the drain.
While you may be tempted to clean a clogged sewer line yourself, it is best to leave it to professional sewer contractors. A contractor has the tools to unclog a sewer line, and also the expertise to handle raw sewage and potentially dangerous chemicals.
If you suspect a sewage blockage in your main line, do not wait. Contact the sewer contractors at IVIS Inc. We offer video inspection for accurate diagnosis and hydro flushing for quick clean up. Call us at 1-866-976-2626 or send us a message.