The Symptoms of a Clogged Sewer Line at Your Building

Do you have a clogged sewer line at your building? It’s easy to take it for granted when the waste water system is working properly, but it can quickly become a major issue if there are any problems. Did you know that the cause of your clogged sewer line could be tree roots? They tend to invade into the main sewer line that’s buried underground at your property. When tree roots enter into the pipe through tiny cracks they block the flow of waste, waste water, and waste materials. If your sewer line is old then debris and particles can build up over time. Eventually, enough debris collects that it causes a clogged sewer line at your building.

Another reason why sewer lines become clogged is because people tend to pour grease down the drains. For example, you may own or operate an apartment building and your tenants are pouring food grease down the kitchen sinks. It doesn’t matter what causes the clog, if your building is experiencing a clogged sewer line, waste, waste water, and waste materials can start to back up into the building. This creates a stinky mess that is also hazardous to the health of anyone that comes into contact with it. The good news is that raw sewage typically doesn’t back up into a property without some previous warnings.

For example, if you or any of your tenants smell a foul odor coming from a toilet, sink, tub, or shower that awful smell is sewage that hasn’t drained fully because the line is clogged up. Another sign is when multiple drains are draining slowly. In essence, the drains all connect to the sewer line that either leads to the municipalities main sewer system, or a septic tank buried underneath the property. When your building is experiencing a clogged sewer line all the drains are negatively affected.

If you or your tenants start to notice that the water level in the toilets starts to lower or rise out of nowhere it’s another telltale sign of a clogged sewer line related issue. In essence, the clog is changing the water pressure because the waste water isn’t draining properly or at all. The same holds true when water that’s flowing through one drain causes a gurgling sound in another drain. For example, if someone flushes a toilet, and water gurgles in the sink in one of the kitchen’s it’s a clogged sewer line.

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