The main sewer drain is an important part of your home’s plumbing.
It is something most people rarely think about because it is out of sight
and usually works as intended. A number of causes can create a clogged
drain. In addition to a broken pipe, these include tree roots, solid objects
flushed down the toilet and an excess amount of food and grease being
washed down the kitchen sink.A clog in the main sewer drain can cause
serious problems. Because wastewater has nowhere to go, it can back up
into other parts of your household plumbing including sinks, toilets and
shower. A slow drain at one sink or another plumbing fixture is usually
a sign that the blockage is near that particular drain. If all the drains
in your home are slow or appear backed up, it is a sign of a clogged main
sewer line. Other signs of a main drain clog include bubbles in the toilet
when draining the bathroom sink and water appearing in the tub drain when
the toilet is flushed. To prevent the unsanitary conditions created by
a backup of waste into your home, you should not use any plumbing until
the clog is cleared. As a result, a blocked sewer line is considered an
emergency and should be cleaned out as quickly as possible.
Contact us at Sunshine Home Services. Over-the-counter drain clog
removers are ineffective at clearing clogs caused by solid objects and
tree roots. These chemicals may also harm pipes. Our service vans are
filled with the tools, such as modern computer and camera technology,
required to locate, diagnose and remove clogs of all types and sizes from
interior and exterior pipes.