Do Your Sewage Lines Need to be Inspected?

Having a blockage in your sewage lines can be messy and extremely costly. It may seem sudden, but did you know there are many warning signs that something is wrong long before a serious problem occurs? Here are some of the most common signs that may occur before your sewer backs up causing a plumbing emergency. Keeping an eye on these things not only saves you money, but also the extreme headache from a back-up.

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1. Gurgling sounds from your toilet.
This is one of the easiest and earliest signs that something is wrong. Simply listening to your toilet could save your entire home from a disastrous flood.

2. Low Water Pressure.
If you start to notice it’s taking longer to rinse your shampoo out of your hair or that your kitchen sink isn’t filling as quickly, it may be a sign that your sewer lines are starting to become clogged.

3. Sinks and Tubs Draining Slowly.
This could be as simple as a hairball stuck in the drain, but if it isn’t resolved with a simple drain unclogging liquid, it may be time to call a professional.

4. Foul Smell in Drains.
Rotten eggs and sulfur are what most people would compare the smell to. Do not ignore foul smells in your plumbing!

5. Waste Overflowing in Showers.
This is a sign that the blockage is getting worse. Do not wait to call a plumber. Call first thing the next morning to prevent a disaster.

If you notice any of these things, check all of the drains in your home. If you notice multiple are having problems, it may mean that there is a clog in the main sewer line of your home. It is possible to prevent a clogged sewer line.

  • Use a hair catcher in the shower.
  • Do not pour grease down your kitchen sink.
  • Use kid locks on toilets to prevent kids from flushing toys and valuables.
  • Keep food out of kitchen drains.
  • DO NOT flush any feminine products down the toilet.
  • Use a residential drain unclogging liquid if you notice drains are slowing down. If that doesn’t work, it’s time to call in a professional!

Plumber & Sewage Services in Lake County, Illinois

A clogged sewage line is nothing to mess with or procrastinate calling about. Getting it cleared out and under control quickly is the best way to prevent costly damages to both your sewer lines and other possessions that could get damaged if a major backup occurs. Routine sewage cleaning also helps prevent the chance of a back up. If you are looking for a plumber or sewage company in Northern Illinois or Southern Wisconsin, contact Water Tight Plumbing and Sewage today for a free estimate!

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