Signs of a Main Sewer Line Blockage

There are all sorts of pipes and utilities connected to your home, but the main sewer line is one of the most crucial parts of your plumbing. If it becomes damaged or blocked, it could lead to other property issues and in serious cases can be very expensive to rectify. The sooner you are able to detect that there is a problem, the greater the chance is of fixing it before it can become a huge hassle or expense. Ignoring a problem will surely make it worse given enough time. We’ll break down some of the noticeable signs of a main sewer line blockage so you can remain vigilant.

Main Sewer Line Blockage Warning Signs

If you are experiencing any of the following signs in your household plumbing, you may want to have a professional sewer company diagnose the issue.

Slow Drain System

In cases where your main sewer line is experiencing a blockage, you might begin to notice that the drains in your sinks, bathtubs, and toilets may not be functioning properly. In some cases, using one fixture may cause problem in another. For example, if you are using the washing machine and your toilet begins to overflow, it might be because there is nowhere for the water to go.

Gurgling Sounds When Flushing

If you hear gurgling sounds when you flush the toilet, it is likely because of a blockage. Tree roots are often the culprit and one of the most common causes of main sewer line blockages. If there are trees or other root systems near your main sewer line, removing the roots is necessary as they will only continue to grow into your sewer system.

Frequent Plunging

Experiencing a clogged toilet every once in a while is no big deal, but if you are needing to use your plunger more frequently than usual it could point to a larger problem. The same goes for fixtures like your kitchen sink. If one of them is acting up, it might just be a single pipe but if multiple drainage systems start acting up, the problem is likely a blockage in the main sewer line.

Contact NAP About Your Sewer Line Blockage

If you need someone to come diagnose your sewer issues, contact North American Pipeline Services today. We’ll resolve your sewer problems as quickly and hassle free as possible.