The sewer main drain is one of the most important parts of your plumbing system. Unfortunately, most people don’t give it much thought until something goes wrong. Often, sewer line problems are mistaken as simple plumbing issues. If left unaddressed, this can lead to a more complicated problem and costly repairs.
Since your sewer lines are hidden, it can be difficult or impossible to tell if there is sewage issue in your home. Sewer line problems will make themselves known through symptoms such as multiple clogged fixtures, gurgling toilets and drains, and raw sewage backing up into your drain. But sometimes, a drain will back up with no warning.
When a sewer drain clog occurs, it means water and waste materials have nowhere to go. This can cause serious problems in your home. Issues such as frequent drain clogs, water backing up into your home, and a nasty smell coming from your pipes usually points to sewer line problems. Keeping your sewer lines clean will prevent potential plumbing disasters, along with the inconveniences that come with it.
How often should you get your sewer line cleaned?
Drain cleaning services don’t need to be done on a regular basis. In fact, sewer lines cleaning can be done on an as-needed basis, provided that your drains stay clear and free-flowing. You don’t need to mark your calendar to schedule an appointment, as long as the cleaning is done before a clog backs up your sewer lines completely. Make sure, though, that you contact a plumber immediately to have your sewer lines cleaned if you notice signs and symptoms that can indicate a sewer drain clog.
For your peace of mind, we recommend having your sewer lines cleaned every 18 to 22 months as a good preventive measure. This will help maintain your home’s pipes, keep your sewer system from clogging, and prevent future problems. But if you’re experience re-occurring clogged drains despite regular cleaning, consider getting a video inspection to determine the cause of the problem – whether it is due to tree roots in the pipes, break or blockage in the pipe.
If you need to have your sewer line cleaned or you think you have a sewer drain clog, please call Go Direct Plumbing, Sewer & Water today. Our trained professionals will assess your situation and solve your sewer line problems.