Top 3 Telltale Signs Your Clogged Pipes Could Turn into a Main Sewer Line Clog

Clogged PipesNo one wants to deal with unexpected plumbing repairs, especially the big kahuna: a main sewer line clog. Thankfully there are a few telltale signs to look out for before your clogged pipes turn into major (messier) issues.

3 Signs Your Clogged Pipes Could Turn into a Main Sewer Line Clog

Think of your sewer line like a tree with one main line (the trunk) and secondary lines that run off it (the branches). When you have secondary clogged pipes, issues are typically smaller-scale (slow drains); but when you’re facing a clog in the trunk of your system, it can cause a massive headache all over your house.

Check out these top three signs you have a backed-up sewer that needs attention. Stat.

Clogged Drains

A clogged drain in your home or business is the most common sign we notice that generally points to larger issues within your main sewer line. If you start noticing water backing up from major drains, such as in your shower and garbage disposal, and it’s accompanied by a strange gurgling sound or debris, drain cleaning services can help.

But if that doesn’t do the trick, you could be looking at something larger than a hair ball.

Water Pooling

If these back-ups with strange gurgling sounds are accompanied by water pooling around the drain in your basement, the issue could be happening in your main sewer line. Normally, water should not be coming up here. If it does, this confirms that you could have a main line sewer stoppage.

One simple way to get the inside scoop on this fix is to schedule a video pipe inspection. Using a miniature video camera, our plumbing experts will clear away any waste and obstructions making clogs a thing of the past!

Multiple Drains Acting Up

Another preliminary sign of a main sewer line is the way certain plumbing fixtures behave when water is being used elsewhere. For example, if you notice that your toilet or shower drains start acting up when you’re using the dishwasher, clogged pipes that connect to your main sewer line could be to blame. And since toilets have the biggest drain line with the most direct path to the sewer, if you have a problem with the sewer drain, you’ll notice it here first.

Say Goodbye to Clogged Pipes with Whole House Plumbing Services

If you notice one of these telltale signs, you need to address it sooner than later. Get it cleared before you’re faced with a backup of raw sewage that can cause serious damage to your home or business. Or better yet, prevent the mess with a whole house plumbing service.

Not sure if you’re dealing with a regular clogged pipe or a main sewer line clog? Call in the professional plumbers at Brown’s Heating, Cooling and Plumbing at 1-800-741-0694 to clear away the clogged pipes for good!