You probably don’t think about your home’s sewer system all that often. It is underground, and as they say, “Out of sight, out of mind.” However, just because you don’t think about your sewer system, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be on alert for issues. Your sewer line is the most important thing in your home as far as sanitation is concerned, and it is therefore necessary for your health. At Culler Plumbing Services, we want to help you to stay healthy and happy with a plumbing system that works well. That is why our Belleville plumber has come up with this list of the most common signs of a clogged sewer line:
- Backups – Backups are probably the most common sign of a clogged sewer line, but they are all too often misinterpreted as a much smaller problem, a clogged toilet. So, the next time your toilet backs up, don’t run straight for the plunger. Instead, let your faucet run. Are there bubbles in your toilet? If so, this is a sign that there is air trapped inside your sewer line, and you will need a professional plumber to take care of it.
- Odors – An odor that smells like a sewer is often one of the most obvious signs of a clogged sewer line. Watch out for this odor coming from your basement or your kitchen, as this could be a sign of a potential sewer back-up.
Want to learn about more signs of a clogged sewer? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog!