A sewer line backup can be a serious plumbing issue in a home. This is because the water entering your sewer will have nowhere to go, and it will soon backup into your home’s plumbing in one place or another. If you suspect that your sewer line may be blocked, it is important that you do not use any of the plumbing in your home until you have the blockage removed as this could cause further issues. If you are unsure whether or not you may be experiencing a sewer line backup, here are the top two ways you can tell.
Issues with Multiple Plumbing Fixtures
One of the easiest ways in which you can tell if you have a problem with your sewer line is if you are experiencing issues with multiple plumbing fixtures. If you have a clog or another problem with only one fixture, then it is more likely to be a localized problem rather than an issue with you sewer line. However, experiencing issues with more than one fixture is a good indicator that you should have a plumber inspect your sewer line.
Water Backing up Where it Should not
Another sign that could be a could indicator of a blockage in your sewer line is if water and or sewage is backing up where it should not be. When a sewer line becomes blocked, sewage will have nowhere to go. In this way, you may find that flushing your toilet, or running water in a sink, may cause sewage to back up into another drain. This usually occurs in the shower, as this is often the lowest drain in your home and the first place in which sewage will back up. If this occurs, you should contact a plumber as soon as possible.
It is important to know the signs that can indicate sewer line backup so that you will know when to stop using your plumbing and call a professional to fix the problem. Contact Balkan Plumbing to learn about more of the signs that can indicate that you may have a blockage in your main sewer line.