When the main sewer line clogs up, it can cause water to back up in the rest of your plumbing system. Both the water and the waste will return to your drain openings and spill out onto the surface. It's an obvious sign that there is a problem with your plumbing system. Sometimes it may not be so obvious to determine where the location of the problem is. That's when you need to call a professional drain cleaning service. Drain Blaster Bill can help identify the problem, where it is, and how to fix it. Below are four possible signs that the blockage is around the main sewer line.
1. Multiple Blockage in the Fixtures
If you have two or more fixtures that get clogged at the same time, there may be a blockage in the sewer line. The blockage may be severe enough so that water comes back up through multiple pipelines. You can try to get a plunger and push the blockage through, but it rarely works. A professional drain cleaning service can solve the problem with advanced equipment.
2. The Toilet Won't Flush
You may think that a backed-up toilet is a problem of the toilet itself. The truth is, however, the blockage is further down the pipes in the main sewer line. No matter how many chemicals you put in the toilet or how much you plunge it, you won't solve the problem. It's too far down the system.
3. Washing Machine Overflow
If you run the washing machine and you notice that the water is coming up through the toilet, the floor drain, or the sink drains, it's because the machine is dumping more water than will drain through the blockage. Washing machines disperse a lot of water. Flooding could occur if you don't hire a technician to clear out the blockage in the main sewer line.
4. Gurgling and Bubbling in the Sink
Several things can cause sink noise. If you hear gurgling and bubbling around the sink drain opening, it's a sign that the water is trying to drain, but the blockage is keeping the water from flowing smoothly through the pipes. Eventually, the noises will cease, and the blockage will keep the water from flowing altogether.
Contact Drain Blaster Bill to Clean Your Plumbing
If you think that your main sewer line could be clogged, contact Drain Blaster Bill. We specialize in main sewer line cleaning, floor drain cleaning, and bathtub drain cleaning. To schedule an inspection and a cleaning, call Drain Blaster Bill at (763) 913-8719. We serve homeowners in Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities Metro area.