Blocked Sewers

Blocked Sewer Services

A blocked sewer can create quite a sight, and the smell is even worse. When raw sewage starts to seep onto your lawn, you know that something is up with your sewer line, and you need to call the experts right away to deal with it. The longer you wait, the more expenses you will have on your hands.

What to Look For

Sewer blockages doesn’t happen quickly. It takes time for it to occur, and there are some warning signs you can watch out for.

Pay attention to any bad smells coming from the drain or water that has begun to pool from the drain as well. Also, keep an eye out for sinks and baths that aren’t draining as quickly as they should. You may also notice that your toilet or drain make gurgling sounds when water goes down them. Another sign is that the toilet bowl water level rises or the water level becomes far lower than it should. When you notice any of these signs, be sure to contact help immediately. The faster you have the problem fixed, the fewer issues you will have to deal with.

Prevention Helps

You want to do what you can to prevent sewer blockages. Make sure you don’t flush anything that isn’t designed to be flushed, including wet wipes. Most sewer blockages happen because of these products.

You also want to avoid flushing sanitary products, cotton swabs and dead fish down the toilet. You can place strainers and guards on all of your drains to ensure that larger items are not allowed to block up your pipes and drains.

You may not be able to prevent every blockage, though. Sewer pipes can corrode and rust over time and the ground around the pipes can move and cause problems. Even tree growth can cause issues, as the roots intrude into the sewer and drains.

Call the Plumber

Your plumber will assess the situation after you call for help. The plumber will determine where the problem lies and inspect the area to see the extent of your issue. The plumber will look at the inspection pit, pipes and drains, and make a determination as to where the blockage is based on what he discovers. Our plumbers use high-tech equipment to determine where blockages are occurring and to find the problem fast. They can remove the blockage and get your drains and sewer working properly again very soon.

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