4 Methods To Check If Your Main Sewer Line Is Clogged
You need a properly working sewage system. Your sewage system handles all of your normal water consumption, especially in your bathroom and kitchen.
What about for your commercial or industrial facility? Then you need a working Brisbane sewerage system even more! Take it from a Brisbane plumber. The mass use of water seen in a commercial or industrial facility is many times greater than your average house.
For both houses and commercial facilities, a clog in your sewer line is harmful and can even lead to costly repairs and contaminated drinking water if ignored. As a Brisbane plumber, we frequently see clog sewage line ignored for too long. To ensure your family has clean water without breaking the bank, make sure to get a Brisbane Plumber in ASAP.
If you don’t know how to identify a clog, here are 4 ways methods that will ensure you get Brisbane Plumber before it is too late.
The first method to identify a clog is to check the following water fixtures:
A Brisbane Plumber would recommend checking multiple of these fixtures for bad smells, slow-moving or potentially “still” water and gurgling. This is because your smaller “secondary” drain lines connected to these fixtures are all connected to the same main sewer line. So if this mainline is clogged you will likely notice the symptoms in more then one secondary sewer line.
Check your homes’ sewer cleanout system for sewage that is either standing or draining out of it. If this is present you have just identified a clogged sewage system before even calling a Brisbane plumber. If you don’t know what a sewage cleanout is or where to find it, here are a few tips to find it from a Brisbane plumber.
Firstly, a “sewer cleanout” is a pipe that connects directly to your main sewer line to give a Brisbane plumber direct access to this line.
Some cleanouts are buried under the ground while others are be attached to a pipe in your floor, basement, or outside your house. The best way to find your sewage cleanout is to get a blueprint copy of your home.
If you don’t have a blueprint, then trace your lateral sewer line towards the nearby street or septic tank. You might see the cap somewhere along this path.
Is to wait until the sewage forces its way into a secondary drain. When your main sewer line is clogged, your sewage and wastewater need to go out your secondary pipes to escape. Meaning that if sewage forces its way out of these lines, then your main sewer line is clogged and you need to get a Brisbane plumber to unclog it.
When the sewage water escapes, you won’t miss it. Whether that be because you can see it or because of the terrible smell.
This method will happen by itself, eventually. But a Brisbane plumber would not recommend waiting for this to occur.
Keep an eye out for water backs up in random places. Especially when you are using water fixtures, as this backup indicates that you have a clogged line. Two examples of this commonly seen by a Brisbane plumber include:
- Water backups in your bathtub/shower when you flush the toilet
- Overflow in your sink or toilet when you run your washing machine
How Clogs Occur
If you are an experienced property owner, clogs in your sewer systems will be nothing new. These clogs are not uncommon and are often caused by a lack of maintenance by a Brisbane plumber. The main reasons for clogged lines a Brisbane plumber sees include:
- Tree root expansion
- Incorrect garbage disposal
- Using your toilet as a trash bin
- Deterioration of sewer lines
Fix Your Sewer Lines Now With The Brisbane Plumbers
If you are currently experiencing issues with plumbing in Brisbane, you should consider getting professionals to handle your clogging problem. Seeking the help of a licensed Brisbane plumber will lessen the possibility of damage, and will lower the chance of future clogging.
Sewage clogging problems are all in a days work for a Brisbane plumber. Sewage line cleaning and repair is one of the most common things we do. If you have any problems or concerns about your sewage lines, call The Brisbane Plumbers today. We are Brisbane’s leading emergency plumbers. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, any day of the year. We also have a 60 minutes response time guarantee. Call now on 0450 932 850.