• Identifying the Signs of a Main Sewer Line Clog

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    Clogs in your main sewer line may lead to various negative consequences like inefficient appliances and even home flooding. Fortunately, there are signs you can look for to identify a clogged sewer line and hire a plumber before it turns into major problem. Keep reading to learn how to identify the signs of a main sewer line clog.

    Root Growth

    While a main sewer line clog could be caused by the flushing non-disposable items, clogs are also caused by outside forces. In many cases, trees that reside on your property may be the culprit for your clog . Tree roots grow towards water, and they do not discriminate between clean water and wastewater. Roots that grow towards sewer lines often cause clogs to occur, and sometimes they even break through the pipe completely. This tends to be more common in older homes with older sewer lines.

    Connections between Appliances

    When it comes to main sewer lines that are not impaired by clogs, all of your appliances that use water should function without affecting each other. But when your sewer line is clogged you may notice connections. In other words, the use of water in one appliance that affects the water in another may be a sign of a main sewer line clog.  For example, if you find water around your basement drain after you use your washing machine, this may be due to a clog in your main sewer line.

    Video Inspections

    If you suspect that your main sewer line is clogged but you are not sure, you can contact your plumber for a video inspection. This allows your plumber to see into the sewer line and visually determine if there is a clog.

    If you have identified signs of a main sewer line clog in your home, call Ace Plumbing at (866) 999-4703. We are proud to call ourselves Sacramento’s go-to plumbing service. If you would like to know more about our residential and commercial plumbing services, visit our website or stop in and meet with us today.

  • The Steps of Unclogging a Toilet

    A clogged toilet can be messy and inconvenient, but there are a few methods you can use to efficiently unclog your toilet without having to call a plumber. Watch this video to learn about the steps of unclogging a toilet.

    A toilet can be unclogged using a plunger or a toilet auger. Put on a pair of latex gloves and insert the end of the toiler auger with the rubber piece into the toilet. Push down as you turn the crank; eventually the auger should push through the clog. Once you have cranked the toilet auger all the way down, crank in the opposite direction while pulling upwards.

    If you’re dealing with a stubborn clog, call Ace Plumbing. Ace Plumbing is happy to serve the Sacramento area with a variety of plumbing services. For more information about our residential and commercial plumbing repair and maintenance services please visit our website . If you live in the area, stop by and meet with us or call us at (866) 999-4703 today.