A clog in a main sewer line is a serious problem that needs to be addressed immediately. In fact, it could be classified as a plumbing emergency.
When you experience a main sewer line backup, there is no place for the water to exit. Since your main sewer line is clogged, that means that water will find another way out. Perhaps that way out is your office space or your house. This can cause a great deal of damage, create a health hazard, and it isn’t going to smell very nice.
Our Minneapolis sewer cleaning professionals have seen all types of clogs. Some of them have resulted in very severe backups into the living space of a home or the workspace of a business. When this happens to a business, they may have to close for the day and this can cause them to lose revenue. When backups have occurred in homes, families have been displaced until the situation can be cleaned up.
Fortunately, shut down businesses and displaced families can be prevented because clogged sewer lines tend to give off warnings before they become a smelly and potentially expensive problem. Those warning signs are:
- If there is more than one fixture on the property not working correctly, there may be a backup.
- If several drains are backing up at once, this indicates a line blocking.
- Toilets that are not flushing can mean the sewer line is clogged.
- If the toilets are flushing, but other fixtures aren’t functioning correctly, there may be an inside sewer problem.
- A tub or shower can be run to the main sewer opening to see if there is back-up in the basement.
Whether the problem is an inside clog or a clog in the main line, knowing the warning signs and having it taken care of as soon as possible can reduce the effects of backups or eliminate them completely. When the issue is addressed before a severe backup can occur, a lot of money can be saved on the damage that sewer backups can cause.