When there’s a clog in your main sewer line, you need to act fast. Before you try to pour an over-the-counter solution down the line, or try to remove the blockage yourself, you need to call in the professionals. Call TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for sewer main line clearing services in Downers Grove, IL. We provide on-time, no-hassle services!
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Signs You Need Sewer Main Line Clearing Services
The best way to prevent water damage to your property from a clogged sewer line is to have it cleared quickly - at the first signs of a blockage. Some signs to watch for are:
- If numerous drains backup when the toilet is flushed.
- If several drains are draining slowly.
- If you hear gurgling noises coming from the drains or the toilet when the toilet is flushed.
- If you notice water pooling near the floor drains.
Common Causes of Main Sewer Line Clogs
There can be many reasons as to why your sewer line has a blockage in it. Some common causes are:
- Broken sewer pipe.
- Tree roots that are infiltrating the pipe.
- Grease buildup.
- Inappropriate items that were flushed down the line, like feminine hygiene products, diapers, or baby wipes.
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Steps To Take When Your Sewer Main Line Is Clogged
When your sewer main line becomes clogged, it’s imperative that you take the right steps to try to limit the damage and get the blockage cleared as soon as possible.
First, you should clean and disinfect the area if any sewage entered your house and contaminated any surfaces.
Next, you should call a plumber to come to inspect and repair the problem. Trying to clear the blockage by yourself can make the problem much worse.
Finally, as you wait for the technician to arrive, you should shut off the water. This will prevent more water from entering your house, and it will eliminate the risk of anyone in your home using the toilet or sinks until the blockage is removed.