Don’t Wait for a Sewage Backup! How to Tell Sewer Lines Need Service

Don’t Wait for a Sewage Backup! How to Tell Sewer Lines Need Service

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Plumbing systems and the problems accompanying them are a pain, especially when the issue is with the sewer line. The good news is you can avoid sewer issues by learning the warning signs indicating you need to call and have your sewer lines serviced.

Estes Services has the tools and knowledge to prevent sewage backup in your home. Call us today if you experience problems with your sewer lines.

Signs You Need Sewer Lines Serviced

The storms in Atlanta in the spring and summer can be disastrous to your home’s plumbing and sewer system. The shifts in weather, such as rain one minute and excessively hot temperatures the next, put a strain on main sewer lines. Storms regularly backup main sewer lines and the increased temperatures form clogs in the same lines.

The weather also plays havoc on trees, causing them to grow aggressively. The tree roots inside sewer pipes can grow fast, forming clogs backing up sewage into your home. Any time sewer lines need service; a professional plumber should be consulted before doing anything. Three major signs of sewer line issues are:

  1. A foul stench or odor emanating from drains outside and inside
  2. Bathtub or laundry lines are slow draining
  3. Other household fixtures connected to your main water line, such as showers and toilets, are experiencing slow draining or repeated clogs
  4. Gurgling noises coming from the toilet
  5. Multiple drains are clogged at the same time
  6. Bubbles are present after flushing or draining the tub, shower or sink
  7. Trees near your outdoor sewer lines, especially trees grown noticeably larger
  8. Toilets are flushing slowly and
  9. Running one faucet in your home causes a backup elsewhere.

Preventing Sewage Backup in the Future

There are a few things you can do in the future to prevent sewage backups from occurring in your home. The most obvious prevention method is to have your sewer lines serviced annually. Service on your sewer lines will keep them clear of clogs, identify any roots in the lines, and check for damaged pipes. Estes Services offers sewer line service and will provide you with solutions for any roots or damaged pipes found.

Other prevention methods include being mindful of what you put down your drains. Know what not to flush or slide down your drains:

  • Cotton swabs
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Gauze
  • Medications
  • Diapers
  • Corrosive substances
  • Paper towels
  • Paint, turpentine, nail polish, or polish remover
  • Butter/margarine
  • Dairy products
  • Flushable cat litter
  • Contraceptives
  • Flammable substances
  • Motor oil, transmission fluid, or antifreeze
  • Cooking oil, grease or fats
  • Eggshells
  • Produce stickers
  • Chunks of food/garbage and
  • Coffee grounds.

If you notice warning signs of a sewage backup in your home or on your property, call for help from a trusted plumbing company like Estes Services. Sewer lines serviced annually are healthier and at a lower risk for backup. Call Estes Services today to schedule an inspection or service on your sewer lines.