Warning Signs That Your Main Sewer Line is Clogged

Most Erie Colorado homeowners don’t give their sewer lines much thought until they experience some type of clog. When you have a sewer drain clog, the water comes back up into the household plumbing system; causing messy, costly damage to your home. It also presents health hazards since raw sewage is toxic.

It is important to recognize the signs of a clogged sewer line to prevent plumbing disasters and health problems. Here are some warning signs that your main sewer line is clogged.

Stinky smell coming from your drains

A sanitary sewer should be air tight. Unless there’s an opening or crack in your sewer lines, you’re not supposed to smell sewer odors. If you can smell sewer gas in or around your Erie home, this could be an indication that there is a crack somewhere in your sewer system.

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles

Toilets that make bubbling or gurgling sound could be an early warning sign of a blockage in your line. Air bubbles may form in your pipes when your sewer line is obstructed. The toilet should be the first place to check for air bubbles since it has the most direct connection with your sewer line.

More than one drain is clogged

A clogged drain doesn’t always indicate a clogged main sewer line. The problem is likely to be isolated to that drain. But if one or more plumbing fixtures are draining slowly or are clogged, there’s a good chance that the problem is in your main Erie sewer line. Bathtub, kitchen sink, toilet, and showers are the usual culprits.

If you notice any of the signs listed above, be sure to have your sewer lines checked and inspected by a professional plumber. Please contact the professionals at Paradigm Plumbing to find out what we can do for you.