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Could You Have a Clog in Your Main Sewer Line?

The plunger is a trusted tool to use during any minor drain clog. If the blockage is near enough to the opening of the drain, the plunger should allow the blockage to become loose enough to move into the sewer line. Some drain clogs, however, are not so simple to deal with. If the clog is far down in the sewer line, there is very little you can do to fix the issue on your own. Calling a professional plumber is your best choice, as this can lead to some unwelcome sewage backup later on. Here’s how you can tell if you have a clog in the main line.

Are multiple drains in the home clogged (or backed up)?

If more than one drain is slowing or stopped, you need a plumber to come check out the issue. A whole house drain plug can result in raw sewage backing up into the drains, but plumbers can locate the problem and find a suitable method for repair. Plumbers have professional equipment to inspect the pipeline and look for the exact location of the clog. They may choose between drain augers to pull out the blockage and hydro jetters, which can eliminate any residue from the inside of the drains.

Could it be tree roots?

One of the most pervasive problems with sewer lines—the drainage pipe that leads from your home’s drains and drainpipes to the sewer main—is actually caused by tree roots. Tree roots grow naturally towards sources of water, and your sewer line is a common target. These penetrate the sewer line, which may need relining as a result. With trenchless technology, sewer line replacement involves less hassle and less damage to your yard.

For quality sewer cleaning with hydro jetting in Idaho Falls, ID, or to schedule a pipeline inspection to get a closer look, contact the friendly professionals at Advanced Home Services today!