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Can My Sewer Line Get Clogged?

sewer-coverLet’s be honest for a moment here: clogs are a pain to deal with. They literally put a stop to operations around your home and often it takes extra time to deal with them properly. The worst is when nothing you are doing gets rid of them.

Thankful our team of emergency plumbers in Ontario, CA can handle even the worst clogs in your home. But we also like to make sure that our customers understand what is causing the problems so they can avoid them. While we are always available we know that having to call a plumber every month is less than ideal.

With that in mind we want to touch on the subject of clogs because the source of the problem isn’t always what, or rather where, you might think. Your clog may be deeper than you expect, all the way in your sewer line. And trust us when we say that a sewer line clog will not be phased by caustic drain cleaners.

What is My Sewer Line?

Your sewer line refers to the piping that handles all of the waste from your home. All the bits that exit your home from your kitchen sink, laundry machine, showers and, yes, even your toilet are washed away via your sewer line. But, much like with your kitchen sink drain or your shower, it is possible for a clog to form in your sewer line if too much of the wrong stuff goes down the drain.

Signs You Have a Clogged Sewer Line

So, of course, if you want to deal with a clogged sewer line, you need to be able to identify when you have a clog on your hands and not a different issue. Here are a couple symptoms that you can watch for:

  • Backed-up plumbing: This seems obvious but hear us out. One clogged or stopped drain doesn’t indicate a sewer line problem. If, however, you notice that more than one plumbing appliance in your home is backed-up or multiple appliances are stopped at once, it is likely the issue lies within your sewer line.
  • A Sewage Smell: This is a hard one to miss. If you have noticed the unmistakable odor of sewage coming from one or more drains in your home, this is a sure sign that there is a clog in your sewer line.

Sewer Clogs Are a Professional Job

Like we mentioned above, a sewer line problem is not something that can be taken care of with store-bought chemical drain cleaners. (To be fair, these caustic solutions won’t help with drain clogs either but that is a discussion for a different time.)

Our point is this: if you have a sewer line clog, this is a job that requires professional assistance from trained and certified plumbers like those at Sweetwater Plumbing. When you contact us, a trained professional will show up at your house with the right tools to effectively clear your sewer line.

We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job! Contact Sweetwater Plumbing for your next service.

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