The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with is a clogged sewer line, but they can and do happen. It’s important to act quickly if a clog occurs to avoid a bigger, more expensive problem in the future.
How do you know if your sewer line is clogged? Here are four signs to look for.
1. The Toilet Gurgles or Has Trouble Flushing
The toilet is usually the first place that you notice issues with a sewer line, as the toilet has a direct path to the main drain.
If you have a clog in your sewer line, you may notice that the toilet has trouble flushing or gurgles when the water is running down the tub, sink or washing machine drains. This is one of the most obvious signs that your sewer line is clogged.
2. Your Home Has Multiple Backed Up Drains
If you’re dealing with multiple backed up drains, there’s a good chance that you have a sewer clog. Check your toilets, showers, sinks and bathtubs. If more than one drain smells bad, is slow moving, making gurgling noises or has water backing up, then you probably have a sewer clog.
Every drain in your home connects to the main sewer line at some point, so a blockage would affect multiple drains in the home.