Signs of a Sewer Clog

Sewer clogs are not something that anyone wants to have to deal with. While everyone knows that sewer clogs need to be dealt with right away, they can also be difficult to detect. That is why the expert drain and sewer line cleaners here at Domco Plumbing are have put together this list of the most common signs of a sewer line clog. Those signs include:

  • Slow Moving Drains
  • Gurgling or Bubbling Drains
  • Smelly Drain Lines
  • Backed Up Plumbing Fixtures
  • Sewage Leaks and Seepage

Sign 1 – Slow Moving Drain Lines

If you have noticed that your drains have been clearing slower than they used to, then that may be a sign of a sewer line clog beginning to take formation. When you notice slower moving drains, it would be in your best interest to get in touch with a professional drain cleaning company. While slow moving drains are not an emergency, getting them solved fast will help prevent a drain emergency from occurring in the first place.

Sign 2 – Gurgling or Bubbling Drains

Gurgling and bubbling drains are another sign of a sewer line clog. Drain clogs will adversely affect the pressures within your plumbing lines. When wastewater or sewage has to move past a clog or blockage, it will create irregularities in the water pressure within the drain and cause bubbles to form. These bubbles are what make the gurgling noise in your pipes. If you notice bubbling or gurgling drains, then please contact the experts here at Domco Plumbing right away.

Sign 3 – Smelly Drain Lines

Another major sign of a clogged main sewer line is the smell. If you notice a stagnate water smell (or really any foul smell) coming from your drains as you use them, then there is definitely a problem. Smelly drains occur when a clog begins to form bacteria around it from sitting for so long. When you notice drain smells, call a drain cleaning company immediately.

Sign 4 – Backed Up Toilets and Plumbing Fixtures

Has your toilet (or other plumbing fixtures) been backing up lately? If your toilets and plumbing fixtures have been acting up and spilling wastewater and sewage about your property, then you almost certainly have a sewer clog of one form or another. Backed up toilets and fixtures are signs of an emergency clog situation. If your fixtures are backing up, then you need the immediate attention of a plumbing professional from us here at Domco Plumbing. Call immediately if you notice any toilet or fixture backup on your property.

Sign 5 – Sewage Leaks and Seepage

If your sewer system has started leaking wastewater and sewage onto your property or into your lawn, then you have a clog in your main line. This is, by far, the worst of the worst as far as sewer line clogs are concerned. Sewage leaks are dangerous and are a definite sign of a sewer clog emergency. If you have any kind of sewage leakage on your property, turn off your main water line and call a plumber from Domco Plumbing immediately.