When problems arise in your plumbing system, this can lead to much more than a major headache. Preventative maintenance goes a long way in helping you avoid costly repairs and high utility bills. This is especially true with your sewer line. For immediate sewer line repair, or to learn more about preventative care, contact American Mechanical, serving Virginia Beach and surrounding areas.
If a sewer clog were to take place, water can potentially back up into your home. Let’s take a closer look at common causes of sewer line problems and what you can do to prevent them.
How To Check For Sewer Line Trouble
Bathroom sinks: To check for sewer line issues in your bathroom, start by turning on the water in the sinks. Allow the water to run for one to two minutes, then see if the water in the toilets go up. If not, then there shouldn’t be a problem.
Toilets: It’s fairly easy to tell if there is a problem with the sewer lines that connect to your toilet. If you notice clogging in your toilet, this is a sure sign that something is wrong. Keep in mind that if you flush the toilets and water comes up through the bathtub or shower, there is an underlying problem with the pipes connecting to your toilet.
Showers and bathtubs: In most cases, problems with your shower or tub drains are strong indicators of sewer line trouble. Check to make sure the water is properly draining in your shower or tub. If water backs up, then something is wrong with the connecting pipes.