Warning Signs of Blockage in the Main Sewer Line

One of the essential parts of a plumbing system is the main sewer line and all of the plumbing fixtures in your home are connected with it. 

It is vital to keep a close eye on those parts of your home as a clogged sewer line can give rise to several other problems, leading to major sewer line repairs and replacements. 

The only way to slim down the damage caused by the blockage in the main sewer line is by identifying the signs as soon as they start. There will be less hassle and lower costs involved the sooner you locate the problem. Ignoring the problem is never an option, as issues will only worsen with time. 

Here are the top four signs that indicate a blockage in the main sewer line. When you notice any of these signs in your home, it is best to contact a professional sewer line service as soon as possible.

Frequently Clogged Drains

One drain blockage inside your home does not usually indicate any major issue with your sewer line. However, if you encounter frequent trouble with plumbing drains inside your home, it can be due to a clog inside the main sewer line. 

In other words, if you notice that all of a sudden your toilet, laundry, and other plumbing drains are blocked at the same time, then you have a problem! 

Note how often these clogs occur. If you encounter this problem more frequently, it can mean that you have a problem building up in the primary drainage system. The only way to solve this problem is by contacting a trustworthy sewer line service that can unclog the main sewer line for you. 

Slow Draining

In some cases, something as subtle as slow drainage in your home can be a sign that the main sewer line is not running smoothly. You might find that the pipes are clogged up or the draining process is slower than before. 

In most cases, the sinks, toilets, and bathtubs will simultaneously have slower drainage. Signs like these indicate a significant blockage in the main sewer line. This problem can be avoided by ensuring that regular checks and maintenance are done on the main sewer line.

Gurgling Sounds

You should pay attention to the sounds coming from your drain systems. A gurgling sound that appears when you flush the toilet can mean that the main sewer line is blocked. Sometimes a blockage can be due to tree roots that have grown out into the sewer line.

Tree roots are likely to cause a problem if you have a huge tree planted close to your home. Many times, this issue is common with old plumbing systems in older homes

Systems built from clay or concrete are more easily penetrated by tree roots, which usually make their way inside through the pipe joints. Eventually, one sewer line will get blocked, which results in unusual sounds coming from the drains inside your home. 

A professional plumber will inspect the problem and determine whether you need a sewer line cleanout or a sewer line replacement.

Sewer Cleanout Overflow

Make a point of looking around your home’s exterior and in the basement to identify problems before they get worse and to find your home’s sewer cleanout. A sewer cleanout is a pipe or pipes with a cap that provides access to the sewer line, and this is where blockages can be removed.

Once you know where the sewer cleanout is located, you will be able to tell when the sewage is outflowing or leaking. Any hints of these issues are good reasons to call a sewer line service as there is probably a blockage in the main sewer line.

Final Thought

Drain cleaning can be a daunting task, and therefore, it is essential to have a plumber regularly maintain and inspect your system. By having annual plumbing inspections, you can avoid plumbing-related issues in your home. 

If the main sewer line is blocked, it is not a small issue. This problem cannot be solved with a plunge or with drain-cleaning chemicals, you will need professional sewer line repair help. Don’t hesitate to contact Bynum & Sons Plumbing for complete sewer line services, we look forward to working with you!