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3 Signs a Sewer Backup is Coming

Last Updated: February 28, 2018

Heavy storms and extreme temperatures are a recipe for disaster that could put a damper on your home's plumbing system. These conditions can be particularly strenuous on your main sewer line.

Storms regularly backup main sewer lines, and in addition to excessively high temperatures during summer months, weather conditions promptly lead to clogged main sewer lines and damage to homes. It is not the weather by itself that causes the problems. It’s the aggressive growth of tree roots inside sewer pipes that causes the sewer to clog and household drains to backup.

Signs of Sewer Backup

But how can you tell whether or not your main sewer line is truly backed up? Three major signs of this problem are:

1. A foul stench coming from drains.
2. Slow draining bathtubs or laundry lines.
3. If the use of other fixtures associated with your main line lead to water backup in places such as toilets or showers.

Find your local Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service location at and have them send one of our expert service technicians as soon as possible if you’re seeing these symptoms in your home.

What You Can Do

Though backups and damage to a main sewer line may seem like a problem that is able to be put off onto the backburner, it absolutely is not. If sewer lines get choked off and are not promptly cleared of roots, raw sewage can backup into your bathtubs and sinks, causing significant collateral property damage. Since the main sewer line is the pipeline that carries waste away from all of your household drains to the sewage treatment plant, sewer maintenance and upkeep is especially important. Fortunately, sewer backup and damage to main sewer lines is something that can be fixed by an experienced sewer solutions specialist from Roto-Rooter. So, lookout for early signs of a sewer backup during these last weeks of summer and make it the best, most stress-free month yet!

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If you're already dealing with water damage from a backed up sewer, the plumbing and water cleanup professionals at Roto-Rooter are ready and able to help you.



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