Signs that your Main Sewer Line is Clogged

April 23, 2019


One of the most alarming plumbing problems that any homeowner could face is a clog in their main sewer line. Known to be the pipe that takes all “used” water (or wastewater) out of your home, if there happens to be an obstruction, you’ll start to see some tell-tale signs. Not sure what those entail? Here’s what you should look for:

Overflowing Toilet

When you flush the toilet, the water is supposed to go down — not up. Granted, there could be a clog in the trap of your throne (the opening at the bottom), but sometimes that’s completely clear, and nothing is stopping the water in the actual toilet itself. If there’s a clog in your main sewer line, then the water from your toilet will have nowhere to go and will start to keep rising. Of course, you’ll want to stop flushing when the water rises, regardless, since that could make matters much worse.

Gurgling Toilet

Sometimes, other fixtures in your home can provide you with a sign that your main sewer line is clogged. One way to tell is to see what sounds your toilet makes when you turn the sink on. If you happen to hear any gurgling from the throne the minute a faucet is turned on, then that’s a clear sign that you have a problem on your hands. Indeed, your toilet can make some strange noises from time-to-time that have nothing to do with a blockage — but if this happens to be a common occurrence, then you’ll want to have the problem corrected right away.

Think Your Main Sewer Line is Clogged?

If you think that your sewer line has seen better days, it’s best to give us a call right away to help fix the problem!

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we happen to offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (901) 795-9044.



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