If you’ve never had to deal with a blocked sewer line, then count yourself lucky because it is an emergency situation no one wants to deal with. When a sewer line is blocked, it means no wastewater, including toilet, sink, shower, or bathwater, can leave your house. Which means it will, unfortunately, come back up. Expensive and disgusting. Paul The Plumber is your reliable plumber for the Nashua, NH area. We’re available day or night to help you with your sewer line emergencies so give us a call when you need us most!
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Signs of a Problem With Your Sewer Line
Sewer line troubles can be caused by a variety of problems but it can be hard to know, sometimes, if you’re actually dealing with a sewer line issue. Homeowners should familiarize themselves with the signs of a broken sewer line:
- Slow Drains: Drains that are slow to empty out or will not empty out at all can be a sign of an impending sewer line issue.
- Multiple Clogs: Multiple drains that are clogged at one time is a sign of a larger block in your sewer line.
- The scent of sewage: A strong smell of sewage in or around your property is telling you about a problem with your sewer line.
- Bubbling sound: If you hear a bubbling sound when you use the sink or flush the toilet, it could be due to a sewer line block.
- Standing water: If you find standing water around the sewer line, it could be due to a blockage.
- Water backup: If water is backing up out of your tubs, toilets, and sinks, it might be because of a blockage in your line.
Any of the above issues could signal an impending or current emergency and it’s time to contact an expert to help before the problem gets worse and more costly.
How to Avoid Premature Sewer Line Replacement
Sewer line troubles can’t be fixed with homeowner DIY gusto. They’re costly, they’re unsanitary and may require specialized tools. There are some things you can do, though, to help prevent issues with your home’s sewer line.
It’s important to know what you can and can’t put down your drains such as food debris, hygienic products, diapers, cooking grease, oils, and even some types of toilet paper. These things can easily lead to clogs, which can turn into larger blockages.
Also, never perform a large excavation project in your yard before finding out where the sewer lines are located. You don’t want to break them with your project. And trees with large root systems should be kept as far away from sewage lines as possible to prevent any additional damage to your system. Good plumbing maintenance, however, will keep your sewer line working at its best.
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Trust the Pros With Your Sewer Line Repair & Replacement Needs!
Sewer line issues are not something any homeowner wants to deal with as they’re costly and disgusting. Prevention can help keep your sewer lines flowing and help you prevent your sewer line issue from turning into a sewer line emergency. At Paul The Plumber, we can help your Nashua, NH home with any sewer line problems, emergencies, or even questions.
Our Residential Service Specialists offer full transparency and honest recommendations, all will make sure to never leave a mess behind.