How many people have heard strange gurgling sounds every time they finish using any water source at home? It is obvious that sewer lines help to eliminate waste water from our houses into underground sewer mains. But we still find that little attention is paid to sewers. Till there is a problem!

Imagine this – Icky sewer waste pouring up through your drains into your home, flooding the place with grime, stink and grey and black waste. Still think It is unimportant to check your sewer?

In order to keeping nasty sewer problems at bay, home owners need to educate themselves and keep checking on the situation. Home owners that are aware and on the lookout for some early telltale signs of a clogged sewer, could save themselves a lot of damage.

A clog can occur in the main sewer line or it could even be smaller secondary lines that are clogged and causing the problem. It is important t be on the lookout for some obvious signs that your sewer is clogged.


Keep your ears open

You may have heard that the walls have ears; truth is that your house doesn’t just listen; it also speaks if you listen carefully.  If you hear a sound like a coffee pot percolating right after you are done with your washing, then you most likely have a clogged sewer. Some people have noted that their basements collect a little water around the drains as well; this too is a big sign that your sewer is clogged and needs immediate help.

Roots in Drain Pipe

 A lot of older home face the problems of clogged sewer’s because of tree roots filling in sewer space. Tree roots are usually the main cause of clogged drains but other causes of a blocked drain include hair, toilet paper, feminine sanitary products, to name a few.

Combating the problem

It is, however, fairly uncomplicated to get rid of a clogged drain.

Request an inspection: Sewer cleaning companies can come and run an inspection to check the problem. They will run a drain snake through your drain to unclog any caught up gunk along the way. In case they do  not find a problem, they run a detailed inspection. Call Pro Plumbing experts at: 780 462 2225 today for an estimate and inspection.

Relieve pressure

If your drain is clogged in the main line, try shutting off the water at the source. It is a good idea to relieve the pressure of the water by removing the clean out cap. This helps send water outside the house instead of inside.

A good rule of thumb to follow is to fill sinks to the top and drain them out so that the pressure helps push down any stubborn residue. Do this at least once a month to keep a check on the situation.

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  • InspectorGadget

    September 19, 2014 | Reply

    I don't think you want to take off the cover for the main sewer to relieve the pressure unless your sewer access is outside the building.

  • Giovana Correia

    April 30, 2015 | Reply

    I think it's so important to know if a sewer line is clogged! It could cause a lot of problems if you don't know the signs and symptoms. This blog post does a great job at outlining what to do and what to look out for. I think it will help a lot of people. <a href='' ></a>

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