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5 Signs Your Sewer Line is Blocked

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If you’ve ever woken up and were surprised that your shower was already filled with smelly sludge, you know how inconvenient a backup is.

But how can you tell if the problem is a simple clog in the bathtub line or if the issue is a more serious problem?

A blocked sewer line is an issue that can wreak havoc on your home’s entire plumbing system. You can avoid further damage if you send in a professional to assess the situation quickly.

Your Brooklyn plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing, Cooling & Drain Cleaning are here to enlighten you on the tell-tale signs of a clogged sewer line:

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1. Sinks and tubs are draining slowly or not at all

If you flush the toilet and it backs up into the bathtub or you can’t drain the kitchen sink, the culprit could be a blocked sewer line.

2. You hear gurgling noises

All drains gurgle from time to time. But if you hear gurgling every time you drain a sink, there’s a good chance that your sewer line is clogged. Tree roots can grow into sewer lines. These roots catch food and other debris and clog your system. Roots may need to be manually removed by replacing a section of the sewer line.

3. You have to use the plunger often

Are you getting out the plunger daily to break up clogs? If so, there’s a chance you may need a sewer line repair or replacement.

4. Your drains have a bad odor

When a sewer line gets clogged, it can cause a backup in your home’s internal piping system. This can cause smelly drains. If you’ve recently cleaned out your drains and they still smell like a sewer, there is a good chance your line is clogged.

5. You see debris in your yard

If it hasn’t rained in a while but you have a standing puddle or yucky debris in your yard, you’ve probably got a sewer line issue.

So, if you think your sewer is clogged, you should call a trained and licensed plumber to assess the damage. Waiting to repair a sewer line clog can result in water damage that can cost thousands of dollars in repairs. And, that is on top of the cost of fixing the line.

Don’t risk the damage! Call Petri at (718) 748-1254 or contact us online today and we’ll make sure your lines are fixed and your home stays clean and comfortable.

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