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Warning Signs of a Clogged Drain or Sewer Line

Drain and Sewer

The wastewater from around your home all heads to the same pipe: the sewer line. This durable pipe runs from your house and under your property until it connects to the municipal sewer line in the center of the street. The city is responsible for the municipal sewer system, but the sewer line from the point it leaves your home until it crosses your property line is your responsibility to maintain and repair. When you encounter issues from a clogged drain or sewer line, you must make a call to professionals to take care of the repairs and cleaning that will restore it.

For fast and effective service in Rexburg, ID for drain and sewer lines, call on Advanced Home Services. We offer drain repair, sewer cleaning, pipeline inspection, hydro-jetting, and trenchless line replacement that will take care of the job quickly and without ruining your yard, gardens, or walkways.

Some Warning Signs You Have a Clogged Drain or Sewer Line

There are a number of issues that can cause a sewer or drain line to become clogged. One of the most common is tree root infestation: roots naturally seek out water and nutrients, and they can grow between pipe joints until they cause blockages. Excess oils, fats, and grease can also cause clogs. Watch for these warning signs that something may be stopping your sewer or drain line:

  • Slow drains around the house: A single slow drain usually means something is caught in the drainpipe. But when slow drains start to occur in sinks, showers, and bathtubs all around your home, it means the problem lies much deeper in the plumbing system—likely in the sewer line. Call for plumbers to investigate and find out the best way to solve the trouble.
  • Sewer odors from the drains: As clogs develop inside sewer and drain lines, sewer gases will be forced back up the pipes and through the drains. If you notice foul smells from the drains, you should have plumbers look into the sewer line. Also listen for gurgling sounds for the drains, which indicates that sewer gas is pushing up through the water in the p-trap.
  • Water spots around basement drains: As sewage starts to backup because of a clog, the first place you will notice it is around drains in the basement. Water spots accompanied by bad odors are a major warning that something has blocked up the sewer line. Don’t hesitate: call for plumbers as soon as possible.

Sewer and drain line cleaning and repair work require trained plumbers with special equipment. Never trust this work to amateurs! Give our Rexburg, ID drain and sewer team a call to schedule an appointment and we will get the job done fast and right. You can reach us 24 hours a day whenever you need service.


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