“How Can I Tell if I Have a Clogged Sewer?”

blogEver hear this saying: “It’s a dirty business, but someone has to do it!”  Well, we’re not sure, but would it surprise anyone if it was coined by a sewer cleaner of yore?  No, probably not.

Still, how would you even know if you had a problem with an underground sewer line, short of digging up your yard until you found something worth reacting to?  Actually, there are several symptoms that indicate you might just have a problem down below, including these:

Multiple Fixtures Are Clogged – When more than one sink, tub, or toilet back up at the same time, odds that’s been caused by a clogged sewer.  To test that theory, pour some water down your shower or tub drain.  If it doesn’t drain, it’s time to call your plumber.

Strange Reactions – If the simple act of flushing the toilet causes water to back up from your tub or shower, you have another clear indication of a sewer clog.  Or, let’s say your toilet bowl water that starts to bubble, and apparently for no reason.  To see if there is a reason for such a strange turn of events, run some water in the sink closest to the toilet for a minute or so.  If the water bubbles or rises, you pretty much have confirmation of a clogged sewer.

How Damp It Is – A damp spot on your lawn is another dead giveaway of a clogged sewer problem, especially when the rest of the lawn is bone dry.

Noticing any of these symptoms is all the reason you need to contact Eagle Service Company, your Mountain Brook and Hoover professional drain cleaners. With our video drain inspection cameras, for example, we can spot the exact location and extent of the problem.  That, in turn, saves times and expense in implementing the right solution:  either clearing, repairing, or replacing the problem drain.

Whatever the job requires, you can count on Eagle Service Company for prompt scheduling, and dependable results.