Plumbing Problems from Main Sewer Line Clogs
Plumbing problems can happen to any household at any time. Most often, big issues such as main sewer line clogs happen at the most inconvenient times. Plumbing clogs usually start by manifesting slow-draining fixtures. You’re most likely to notice it in the shower and sink. Those clogs can often easily be removed with:
- A wire coat-hanger
- Residential drain snake (auger), or
- Homemade drain cleaner (bicarbonate of soda and vinegar)
These treatments are sufficient for smaller clogs. However, main sewer line clogs are a much bigger issue. They occur on the sewer lateral line, which connects your home to the municipal sewer. While smaller clogs are caused by hair and body oils, soap scum, and fats, oils and grease (FOGs), a main sewer line clog has different causes usually including Tree Roots in Drains being the most frequent issue.
Symptoms and Causes of a Main Sewer Line Clog
The signs of a main sewer line backup can include:
- Water pooling around the floor drain
- Higher water level in the floor drain
- Slow flushing toilets in the basement
Main sewer line clogs can happen anywhere, but they are more common in Toronto’s lovely older homes and buildings surrounded by grand old trees. Fluctuating temperatures, old pipes, and tree root infiltration in pipes all combine to result in main sewer line clogs. Since homeowners are responsible for the sewer lateral line, it can lead to expensive repairs. This is especially the case when the roots grow undisturbed for several years until debris becomes caught up in the line, resulting in blockages.
Main Sewer Line Clog Removal
It’s not always easy to diagnose and locate a main sewer line clog, but Hoerner Heating & Plumbing’s team of highly trained and experienced drain technicians make use of state-of-the-art drain camera inspection equipment to see exactly what’s going on inside the pipe. This is especially useful if…
- you have old clay tile drains
- there is a bad smell from your drains in the basement
- you have trees growing nearby
The system is operated by professional technicians who are trained to spot the symptoms of cracked, broken and collapsed drains and sewer lines. Once they have determined the problem, they will recommend the most cost-effective solutions for your needs.
We strive to deliver the highest quality service at all times, ensuring that the job is done right the first time, on time. Contact us today for a video sewer inspection service.