Understanding the difference between a normal drain clog and a sewer line clog will allow you to see the warning signs of a sewer backup so you can call your Los Angeles sewer cleaning specialists right away. This immediate action could save you the time, money, and effort it takes to make the repairs caused by a backed up sewer.

Warning Signs That Your Sewer Line Is Clogged

More Than One Backed Up Drain

When you just have a normal clog, it should not affect the entire house. As soon as you notice a slow-draining pipe, check your toilets, showers, and bathtubs. If they are making an odd gurgling noise or are slow to drain, this could be a sign that your main sewer line is clogged.

Water Appears Somewhere Else

If you flush your toilet and water starts to come out of your tub drain, it means that the sewer water was trying to leave the house but got stopped by a clog and had to take the easiest route out — through your shower or tub drain. Again, if you are using the washing machine and notice that your toilet or tub start to overflow, you could have a serious clog.

Sewer Clean Out Appears To Be Leaking

If you have a sewer clean out area (typically a white or black pipe outside the home that allows you easy access to the sewer), check the surrounding areas for signs of a leak or drainage. If you need help finding this pipe, call our experts today.

Bad Smell

If you smell a sewer-like stench coming from the drains in your home, this could be a sign that a clog is present.

If you have noticed any of these signs, it is important that you call our local Los Angeles plumbers at 323-645-5725. If you are already a client of Mr. Sewer Rooter, then call us now at 323-295-1119. Immediate action with your sewer backup will prevent serious water damage to your home and your plumbing, so contact us today and get the sewer experts that Los Angeles trusts.