It is important to know the signs that indicate that there is a clog in your sewage line. This way, you will know when it is time to call for professional assistance. To help you know when to call for help, simply check out the following signs of sewage line trouble.
Gurgling Sounds Are Coming From The Drains
You might hear some gurgling sounds in your sink if you had a stopper in the drain and then you are suddenly letting all the water go down the drain. However, if you are noticing that there is a gurgling sound coming out of the drains no matter how little water is being sent down, you may have a serious issue on your hands. There could be a clog in your drain line and it will need to be handled by a professional as soon as possible. If not, the clog could continue to get worse until there is nowhere for the water to pass through and water will back up in the pipes.
You Smell Something Rotten In The Drains
If you are smelling something bad in just one of your drains, the problem might be in the trap below the sink instead of in the main sewage line. You will simply need someone to disconnect the trap, clean it out, and put it back together. However, if you find that this smell is actually coming out of all of the drains in your house, then the problem is a little further down the line. There is most likely a clog in the main line that left the house and is heading towards the street or septic tank. You will want to hire a professional like one from A Absolute Plumbing & Heating to clean that out because it may require special equipment to reach it.
The Drains Are Moving Slow
You should not experience slow-moving drains unless there is a clog somewhere along the sewage line. Again, if the problem seems to be with only one drain, then the problem is somewhere between the drain and where it connects to the main sewage line that carries everything away from your property. If all of the drains are moving equally as slow, then the clog is in the main drain and it will need to be fixed by a professional.
With those points in mind, you can have confidence that you will know when to call for professional help.