It is true that most of the people would like to have a clean bathroom and kitchen but sometimes, plumbing system can cause chaos in the house. Leave alone that, if it occurs in the sewer line within or next to your home, that place will be inhabitable. Here are some of the signs that will show you that your sewer line needs a cleanout and what to do next.
One of the signs is when the interior drains have some water backed up. You find that when a sewer line is blocked the first place to be affected is the interior fixtures. In this case, you will see water backing up in an unusual place and when you flush your toilet you will see some backflow in the shower. A clogged sewer line may also cause a backflow in your showers or sinks whenever you use appliances like dishwasher or washing machine.
Besides, we also have when some water drains out close to or at the sewer line cleanout. The sewer cleanout is a pipe that connects the plumbing system in your house to the main sewer line. You should know that it has a cup which when removed can give plumbers and easy way of cleaning any blockage. It is essential to note that most homes have sewer line cleanout in the basement while others are outside homes. Normally marked with a rectangular or round cap written ‘clean out’ or sewage.
The other sign is woody plants in the yard. You should know that overgrown roots can also block sewer line. If you know your sewer line, you should follow it and find out If there is any tree growing in the top of it or close. You find that such blockage might also cause dirty water to back up in your sinks, bathrooms or toilets.
In addition, some air get trapped in the pipework. Remember that obstruction in the sewer line can make some air bubbles to form in your pipes. This way you will see that the water has some bubbles. You can find out this from the toilet because it has a direct connection to the sewer line.
The next sign is unusual noise in the plumbing system. It is essential to note that clogging will make the drainage to be uneven and water flowing through the system will produce unusual noise.
It is advisable that whenever you notice any of these signs or a combination, you should close the main water supply to stop any sewage and water from messing up with your house. After which you should contact the qualified plumbing technicians to check your system. In this case, they will remove all the obstructive objects using pressurized cleaning tools or an auger that they usually have in their sewer cleaning truck.