How Do I Know If My Drains Are Clogged?

How Do I Know If My Drains Are Clogged?

So you’ve been trying to figure out if your drains have been doing their job as well as they used to, but not really sure if you’re experiencing a clog or not. We’re taking time today to inform you of what the signs are of a clogged drain and what you could be in for as far as repairs go.

Start At The Main Drain Line First

The first thing you’ll want to do to check if your main line is clogged is to go to the lowest fixture in your house. This might be a toilet, a shower, or a floor drain. If you don’t notice anything immediately wrong, go upstairs and flush a toilet, then go back down. If water is coming out of your lowest fixture, you’ve got a problem. This is a tell tale sign your main sewer is clogged.

It could be a couple different things. We’ve had a pretty big problem with flushable wipes in the sewer lines. We know they claim to be flushable, but we’ve had some first hand experience that says otherwise.

It could be roots in the sewer. Sometimes tree roots will grow right through the line. In these cases, we can pour root raider down the line to try to kill the roots, but unfortunately, once you get roots in the line, you will always have the problem.

It could also be the house trap right before your sewer goes out to the street. You should have clean out lines accessible before the line reaches your street. If you can open them and see standing water inside, you’ll know for certain that your main line is clogged.

If you’ve found that you do have a clogged drain line, don’t hesitate to call Wilbur Henry Plumbing Heating and A/C today at 717-755-5461.

How Do I Know If My Drains Are Clogged? was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by Tom Henry

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