Branch pipes from tubs, sinks, toilets, and other plumbing fixtures and appliances in your home all lead to the sewer line. Wastewater from your home is then transported to a local water treatment facility. That’s if all is working as it should. A sewer line problem can wreak havoc in your home and be a dangerous situation. Here are the top signs it’s time to call a Houston sewer cleaning professional.
Water Starts to Back Up a Drain
A sink, shower, or floor drain can be affected; a toilet may back up as well. At first, you might hear some gurgling sounds. Then all of a sudden dirty water is backing up and overflowing. One sign of trouble with the main line is when you flush the toilet and the basement drain overflows. Also, when you run a sink tap, the toilet bowl may start to fill up.
Multiple Drains Are Clogged
One drain clogging up is usually due to an isolated problem. If multiple drains stop working, the issue is deeper in your plumbing system and possibly in the sewer main. If this occurs in your home, call Village Plumbing for Houston sewer cleaning service right away.
Your Drains Slow Up
When a single drain slows up, it probably has hair, grease, or other material blocking it. If the problem affects different parts of your home, the main line is likely clogged and preventing anything from draining effectively from your house. Check the problem soon before wastewater starts to back up.
Foul Odors from Drains
You’re probably used to your home smelling fresh. But if foul and even noxious odors start emanating from sinks, tubs, and basement drains, the sewer line is clogged. A clogged pipe can cause a sewage odor. Call a plumber as soon as possible, and watch out for sewage backing up through any drains.
Your Yard Is Soggy or Flooded
A small leak may not be noticeable because the sewer line is a few feet underground. But a major clog can cause water to collect and eventually create a pool of sludge that fouls up part of your yard. There may be an offensive smell before this starts. Patches of lusher greenery can also indicate a sewer line leak.
What Causes a Sewer Line Clog?
Oftentimes grease, paper towels, or personal care products are culprits of sewer line clogs—things you shouldn’t flush down the toilet. Sewage systems aren’t designed to handle these. Sewer pipes can also become corroded and cracked; dirt and debris can then flow in and block the line. Also, sewer lines can sag due to shifts in the soil, or tree roots can grow into the line and block wastewater from flowing.
Does My Sewer Line Need to Be Cleaned or Repaired?
Only a Houston sewer cleaning professional can answer that. They can access the cleanout to find the problem, without even entering your home. Most of the time, cleanouts are in the yard or somewhere near your foundation. A plumber can use video cameras and other tools to identify where the clog is, or if there’s another problem. If the line is cracked or otherwise damaged, repairs will be completed to restore your sewer line.
Call Village Plumbing and Air for Houston Sewer Cleaning
Our licensed plumbing technicians arrive promptly and quickly clean out sewer lines using the latest technology and equipment. Their experience allows them to minimize damage and eliminate health hazards associated with sewage. Advanced high-pressure water jetting systems allow them to get rid of clogs and clean the line. Cameras are also used to inspect underground pipes for possible damage; any issues found will be fixed to avoid additional costs and concerns.
To request Houston sewer cleaning for your home, contact us online or call 713-526-1491.