For many homeowners, scheduling a sewer cleanout at least once is just par for the home-owning course. It generally takes place after a particularly nasty clog or backup has made its way into your home.
Sewer and drain problems can be a big pain. Without regular cleaning and maintenance, pipes become blocked with debris and water can’t easily flow through. This can cause a number of issues including flooding, unpleasant odors, and mold.
If you notice one of the signs below, contact a reliable rooter to schedule a cleanout of your sewer system.
Wastewater should only flow down the drain. If you spot water flowing through your drains and back to the toilet or sink, there could be a problem within your sewer system.
Sewer backups pose serious threats, not only to your property but also to the health of your home’s inhabitants. Most backups result from a blockage at the surface of the drain or deep inside your plumbing system.
Our advice? Don’t ignore wastewater backups no matter how minor they seem. Call a rooter and ask about having your pipes inspected and your sewer lines cleaned out as soon as you can.
Water should flow easily once you open the drain. A slow drain is an indication that your sewer line is clogged with debris, fat, grease, or any other solid particles commonly found plaguing home plumbing systems.
Watch out for the speed of water flow any time you flush your toilet or pour water down your sinks. If you fail to address slow drains on time, they might soon cause full blockages that are more costly to fix.
It’s normal for toilets to smell bad if you don’t regularly clean them. With that being said, there is a difference between the smell of sewage backup and a dirty toilet bowl. If you regularly clean your toilet and bathroom, but foul odors persist, you’ve likely got a sewer problem.
Prolonged, foul odors from the sinks and toilets are a red flag that your sewer line is clogged.
South Florida is known for its particularly efficient drainage systems. It typically drains out as quickly as it flows in. If it hasn’t rained in a while but your lawn is starting to resemble a swamp in the Everglades, you may have a blockage in your sewage system. Additionally, if the grass around the swampy area appears green and plush, that’s another sign of a backup. Your best bet is to call a rooter service professional.
Besides pooling sewage in your lawn, you may notice patches of mold and mildew on the walls and ceilings of your home. This is because they thrive in wet environments.
It’s important to take mold and mildew seriously since they can have serious negative impacts on your health. If you spot mold or mildew accompanied by dampness anywhere in your home, call a plumbing professional.
From time to time, you are likely to experience a clogged sink, shower, or toilet. However, if multiple clogs frequently occur in your home, it’s not a coincidence. Recurrent clogs are a sign of a potentially bigger problem in your drains. Call a rooter to conduct a video drain inspection and get to the root of the problem.
Has your sink or toilet been making strange gurgling when you use them? How about when you’re not? Loud gurgling noises in your drains usually indicate a blockage. This could be due to too much dirt, grease, hair, or fat buildup in the pipes and sewer system.
When sewer and drain issues occur in your home, they can cause serious problems. For this reason, contact a professional plumber whenever you notice any of the signs discussed here.
At Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, we offer maintenance and repair services for sewers and drains in commercial and residential properties. Our rooter professionals promise to provide you with a comprehensive sewer cleanout to keep your drains flowing as they should.