How to Fix Sewer Stoppages

Posted on: January 4, 2019

When a homeowner begins experiencing drains not draining and fast, or almost not at all, it could mean that the sewer drain is stopped up. There are some tips and tricks to get the stoppage to clear before it may be time to call in a professional.

Today we are going to go over some tips and tricks that can help with a stopped up drain and what you can do to help the situation. However, if the drains continue to clog then it is never a bad idea to call a professional to come out and asses the situation. With years of experience, they can be beneficial on honing into the issue and finding out what the culprit is of the pesky drains.

Is the main sewer drain clogger?

If you have been experiencing different issues like gurgling noises coming from the shower when the washing machine is doing a load, or a toilet that does not fully flush, it may be because of a clogged sewer drain.

Although most people may not realize it, the main sewer pipe in a home has all of the different pipes that drain water connected to it. If this pipe becomes clogged or broken, it can cause a lot of different issues in the home. Sometimes they can be sudden, and other times it could be an issue that creeps up slowly.

What if my drains are running slow?

If you begin noticing that your drains are draining slowly, using a cleaner that is typically bought at most stores could be the trick. If after following the directions and doing all the processes to clear the pipe, it still continuing to drain slowly, it could indicate that the sewer line is clogged. However, after doing the processes above, if the water begins draining normally, it was most likely just a pipe that was clogged and is now clear!

What if several different drains are all draining slowly?

Although it is never a bad idea to attempt and use a pipe cleaning and drain clearing solution, this could also indicate a bigger issue. Because all of the drains are doing the same thing, it can be an indication that the main sewer line is clogged and in need of repair and maintenance.

The best thing to do in this circumstance is to call a reputable plumber and have them take an assessment. By using their tools they will be able to get a better idea of what is going on and give you a more firm answer. Taking the guesswork out of the issue can make having the repairs done quickly and eliminate the chance of more damage happening to the pipe over the coming days.

If no clearing solution works, what next?

After trying a drain and clearing solution and the stoppage is still continuing, the best thing to do is to give us a call and let us come out and asses the issue. Our trained staff can see what all is going on and give you the exact reason and what can be done to fix the issue. Typically these are nothing major, but waiting can cause more damage to occur. Give us a call today!

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