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Five Signs Your Main Sewer Line Is Clogged

A clogged main sewer line can spell disaster for your home. It’s important to have the sewer line inspected and cleaned regularly to avoid clogs. Five Star Plumbing would be happy to check your sewer line if you suspect it is clogged. If you notice any of the following signs listed below, there’s a strong possibility there is a problem with your home’s main sewer line.

Sewage Backup

One of the most common complications associated with a clogged sewer line is sewage backing up into your home. As you can imagine this is a horrible mess that not only smells but also opens your family up to dangerous bacteria. When the main sewer line is clogged, sewage can back up into your toilets, showers and bathtubs, and sinks.

Shower Trouble

Another sign that your main sewage line is stopped up is water backing up into your shower when you are running the washing machine. This definitely points to the main sewage line problem. In severe cases, you may also have water back up into the sinks, but more commonly, the water will back up into the shower every time you do laundry.

Slow-Running Drains

Slow-running drains can also point to a clog in your main sewage line. The drains will slow down because the water has nowhere to go. Even if you clean your drains with DIY or OTC drain cleaner, they will still be slow because of the buildup inside the main sewage line. This is a sign that you need to have your main sewage line cleaned to remove all of the grime.

Smelly Drains

This grime that has built up inside of the sewage line walls can also make your drains smell horrible. Again, you may clean the drains with DIY or OTC drain cleaner but they will still stink. This is not only unpleasant, but it also signals that you may have sewage backing up into the drains if you don’t get the mainline cleaned soon.

Toilet Gurgling

Finally, problems with your main sewage line can also make your toilets gurgle. They will gurgle when you flush them and they will gurgle in between flushes. Once you get the main sewage line cleared, your toilets will stop gurgling.

Five Star Plumbing has two locations, one in San Antonio and one in Corpus Christi. Call the location nearest you to schedule an appointment for a sewage line inspection. We’d be happy to make sure that your main line is clear and operating as it should be.

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