Sewer clogged drains could cause backed-up raw sewage to emerge from your drains, which could result in both significant damage to your property and an expensive repair or replacement bill. This is the last thing anyone needs, which is why it is important to be aware of the warning signs of a clogged sewer drain.
One of the main causes of blocked drains externally is a tree root. This is especially a problem with older properties. The first signs that tree roots may have affected your sewer system are gurgling noises from your toilet bowl and slow flowing drains. If you do have a problem with tree roots and do not take immediate action, then ultimately you will experience a complete blockage in your sewer line, which will result in more expensive drainage solutions. If you have a newer home, a more common reasons for a sewage blockage include paper towels and feminine hygiene products. It goes without saying that you need to be careful about what you put down the toilet. Look out for water around the floor drain in the basement, as well as water backing up out of the toilet or drains. If you can hear unusual drain noises, this is another sign – it’s like your home is talking to you and telling you there is a problem. Most sewer lines also have what is known as a ‘cleanout’, which gives plumbers direct access to the line. This may contain wastewater, but it should not consist sewage. Make sure there isn’t any drainage water near this area, as this could mean there is a blockage.
If you have noticed one or more of the signs mentioned above, you need to talk to the experts at Environmental Drain Services Ltd. We have dealt with many sewer clogged drains over the years, and we can help you. Discover more by heading to our website: http://www.eds.uk.com.