Two plumbers cleaning a sewer.

Why You Need a Sewer Cleaning

For most homeowners, sewer lines are out of sight and out of mind, but neglecting your sewer line can result in much bigger issues down the line. Your sewer line acts as the main pipe that collects wastewater from your home and transfers it to the sewer main in your street, therefore, it is an essential part of your home’s plumbing system.

Over time, your sewer pipes can become clogged and will work less effectively. Here are some common problems homeowners should be aware of when it comes to their sewer lines and why sewer cleaning is important.

Clogged Fixtures

There’s nothing worse than a clogged toilet. While oftentimes it can be a quick DIY fix, if you’re experiencing issues with more than one toilet in your home, this could be a sign of a clogged sewer drain. Since toilets have the most direct path to a sewer system, they are usually the first fixture to start acting up when there is a blockage. Bathtub and shower drains will also start to malfunction if there is a sewer clog.

If you notice water backing up into your bathtub or shower after you flush the toilet, this is a major sign of a sewer blockage. At DoneRite Plumbing & Drain, LLC, we’ll come out and assess the situation and offer a lasting solution. Here are some additional tips on how to avoid sewer backups.

Foul Odors and Gurgling Noises

If there is a distinct odor coming from your drain along with gurgling noises, your sewer line is most likely backed up. The gurgling and bubbling sounds typically indicate that the air in your sewer isn’t ventilating properly. If you’re noticing these issues, you need to have your sewer line inspected before an even bigger problem occurs.

Slow Drains

In many homes, slow drains usually means there is a buildup of hair or soap scum which can be a quick fix with a plunger or some store-bought drain cleaner. However, if this is happening all throughout your home and you can’t seem to fix it on your own, you need to call in the professionals. Multiple slow drains throughout your house is a sign of a backed up sewer line.

Salem Sewer Services

At DoneRite Plumbing & Drain, LLC, we’ll keep your sewer line in good condition for years to come. Call us today at (503) 342-7782 for sewer services that are backed by more than 12 years of experience.