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The Main Sewer Line from my Home is Clogged

How do I know if my main sewer line is clogged? Are there any signs I should be looking for?

If your main sewer line is clogged, you will have issues with waste water draining from the house. Main sewer line clogs usually cause water to back up out of a drain or plumbing system. These clogs can cause a gurgling sound to come from your drains. Possible signs include your toilet water bubbling, water backing up from your tub or shower when you flush, or water bubbling from your faucets. Roto-Rooter can provide assistance whenever you experience indoor or outdoor plumbing-related problems.

What usually causes a clogged sewer line?

There could be several reasons for a clogged sewer line. Broken pipes, debris and tree roots can all cause improper draining throughout the sewer system. Tree and shrub roots can grow into an old sewer pipe in search for water, causing a ruptured or clogged sewer line. Debris, such as toilet paper and feminine hygiene products, can catch on small obstructions in the pipes, causing major clogs. In any of these cases, you may be in need of sewer repair.

Every time we flush our toilet, water backs up out of the shower drain. We don’t know what’s causing it. How can we fix the problem?

Sewer repair is a complicated and dirty job, especially if your pipes are damaged and not just clogged. We recommend calling a professional plumber like Roto-Rooter to come out and unclog your main sewer line.

You can rely on Roto-Rooter’s sewer repair professionals to diagnose and solve all types of drain problems in and around your home.

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