Sewer Line Backup
Plumbing pipes are vulnerable to debris, tree roots, and other issues. Rocket Plumbing & Drain Cleaning is formed by plumbing professionals who are experts at repairing septic and sewer systems damaged by these common pipe threats – no matter your property layout. Not sure if your sewer system is backing up? Look for these signs:
Signs of Sewer System Main Line Backup
- Water backup from the shower, toilet, or one sink drain
- Multiple drain backups
- Any combination of drain backups involving the toilet
- Gurgling noises coming from your drains or toilets
- Strong sewage odor coming from drains or outside near your home
- Pools of water around the basement floor drain
Sewer Main Basics
Your home is connected to the city sewer system by a house sewer drain pipe. A house sewer runs underground from the street to the house. Typically your main drain pipe is between 4″ and 6″ inches in diameter. The house drain inside your home is connected to your house sewer pipe underneath your front yard. Your sinks, toilets, showers, and washing machine each have their own branch line drains. These branch lines connect to your main house drain at some point. If your main house drain becomes clogged, all of the other drains in the house can back up. That’s what makes a clog in the sewer main drain such a serious problem.
Does Your Home Have a Clean-out?
Most homes will have at least one clean-out on their main sewer lines. The clean-out is a short pipe or a special Tee type fitting attached to a drain pipe. It is usually found in the yard, the basement, or crawlspace. A drain clean-out is usually required at every bend, change in direction, and before your house drain exits your home. Your clean-out can sometimes be located outside your home.
For more assistance with your sewer main drain, contact Rocket Plumbing & Drain Cleaning.