Signs of a Clogged Sewer Line

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Sacramento home and business owners who are connected to a municipal sewage treatment system depend on sewer lines to carry wastewater from their homes to the nearest sewage treatment plant. A clogged line prevents the smooth flow of wastewater from a home’s main sewer line to the city line and can result in sewage backup. If you detect any of the following unpleasant circumstances on your property, you may have a clogged sewer line and will need to contact a plumber as soon as possible.

Sewage Backup

The inevitable result of a clogged sewer line that is not repaired early enough, sewage backup is a clear indicator that there is a problem with your sewer main or a secondary sewer line in your home. If water seeps up through your bathtub drain after you flush the toilet or you hear a gurgling sound coming from drains in your home after running the dishwasher or washing machine, you should contact your plumber right away.

Foul Smells

If the putrid stench of raw sewage makes a presence in your home, it could be a sign of a clogged sewer line. Smells of raw sewage often accompany sewage backup, and typically come from the drains in the home.

Slow-Draining Plumbing Fixtures

If not one but several of the plumbing fixtures in your home start to drain more slowly than usual, it could be a sign of a clogged main sewer line. Inspect your drains and plumbing fixtures for signs that the drainage issues are caused by something other than sewage backup, and contact a plumber if you cannot find any or are unable to clear the drains on your own.

If you suspect that your home’s sewer line is clogged, waste no time in contacting a plumbing professional who specializes in sewer repairs. Serving the Sacramento area, Ace Plumbing offers efficient and effective snaking, hydro jetting, clog clearing, and trenchless sewer repair services. To arrange to have one of our experienced plumbers inspect your sewer line and restore it to good working order, call (916) 455-4548.

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