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Be Careful of a Clogged Sewer

Most properties only have one sewer line that collects all the wastewater from the drains. It transports the wastewater to a larger line which leads to the water treatment plant. Wastewater consists of any water that has been used. Water from toilets, showers, dishwashers, washing machines, and other appliances is collected. With your sewer line seeing a variety of solids, liquids, and sludges, it’s easy for buildups to occur. Once a sewer line is clogged, no drain in the house will work, and water will begin to collect. This is an obvious sign of a clogged sewer line. Give ASAP Plumbing Experts a call if you have a clogged sewer main line. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for professional clog removal services! 


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Signs of a Clogged Sewer Line

While you can’t see your sewer line, there are blatant signs it’s clogged. We recommend you keep an eye out for any of the following signs. A clogged sewer line can lead to leaks, busted pipes, water damage, and mold growth. To avoid these problems, give our team a call for 24/7 clog removal services. We’ll identify what is clogging your sewer and remove it as best as possible. 

Give our team a call if your sewer line is presenting any of the following signs:

  • Multiple drains are not working
  • Slow draining
  • Bubbling or gurgling drains
  • Smell of sewage coming from drains
  • Patches of lush, green grass
  • Standing water in the grass or lawn



What is Clogging My Sewer?

Your sewer main line sees a lot of crap. Wastewater consists of any water used on your property, including sludge and solids. Over time, these liquids, solids, and sludge can get caught in the line. Eventually, a clog can form, preventing anything from passing. Eventually, you may experience a sewer backup. So what is causing your sewer clog? Well, it varies on your property and what you’re putting down your drains. Some of the likely causes include the following:

  • Tree roots
  • Grease, fat, or oil
  • Hair
  • “Flushable” wipes (they are not flushable)
  • Food items (rice, coffee grounds/beans, pasta, eggshells, etc.)

Of course, the list above is only a small sample of what can lead to a clogged sewer line. There are other factors that can lead to the same problem but are not caused by debris inside your sewer line. Your sewer line may also be clogged by a sagging sewer line or a line that has collapsed. These problems are also common but reveal something more serious than a typical clog. 


How Are Sewer Clogs Removed?

Here at ASAP Plumbing Experts, we use effective plumbing solutions to remove clogs from sewer lines. The most common method we implement is with a rooter machine. This is like an industrial drain snake, capable of reaching deep into your plumbing system and sewer line. The rooter machine is great at removing debris and eventually sending it down the sewer line. It can remove food debris, tree roots, and foreign objects.

We’ll perform a sewer camera inspection before our team implements a sewer clog solution. This helps us locate the clog and learn what the cause of the clog really is. From there, we can educate you on the situation and provide the solutions you have available. It is also a great way to educate clients on what should and shouldn’t go down the drain.

To learn more about our clogged removal services for sewers, give our team a call today. We are available 24/7, so do not hesitate to call us when signs begin to appear. The sooner you have the problem addressed, the sooner you can get the problems solved. Plus, it will help you save time and money. Reach out to our team today to learn more or to request a quote!


What causes main sewer line to clog?

The cause of your clogged main sewer line could be any of the following:

  • Tree roots
  • Buildup of hair
  • Foreign debris
  • Food items
  • Collapsed pipe

In many cases, the cause of a clogged sewer line is from a combination of items above. Hair, food, grease, and foreign objects can build up over time, creating a severe blockage. For these reasons, regular sewer cleaning can help you reduce the chance of a clog in the future.

How do I keep my main sewer line from clogging?

The best way to prevent your main sewer line from clogging is through regular cleanings. Annual sewer cleaning will help prevent a buildup of debris in the sewer line. Another way of keeping your main sewer line clear of obstructions is being mindful of what goes down your drains. Avoid putting problematic foods, foreign debris, large clumps of hair, and wipes of any kind (even if they say “flushable”).

What should I do if the main sewer line is clogged?

Call ASAP Plumbing Experts immediately. Waiting too long can lead to serious damage to your home or plumbing system. Get in touch with a 24-hour plumbing business as soon as possible! 

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