Warning Signs of a Blocked Sewer Pipe

Warning Signs of a Blocked Sewer Pipe

It may not seem like a big deal, but a blocked sewer pipe can cause a lot of damage inside your home. These pipes travel underneath your home. This makes it hard for most homeowners to see any external signs of damage until it’s too late. Whilst it can be hard to detect, there are some signs you can look for in a blocked sewer pipe.

Clogged Drains and Toilets

It’s easy to blame a particularly huge lunch or an extensive shave for clogged drains and toilets. What most people don’t realise is that this is a red flag. Although it might be a minor issue in some cases, it’s most likely symptomatic of a larger issue: your whole piping system. Take note that your home will send you warning signals and it’s best not to ignore them.

Percolating is one of the signs that your clog is in trouble. Percolating simply means that your toilets and drains will start to gurgle then regurgitate anything that goes through it. This will also happen to appliances that are connected to the main sewer line, such as the washing machine.

Keep in mind that all of your sewer lines are connected. It may seem like one part of the line is malfunctioning, but it’s actually a sign that your entire system is in danger. If one part malfunctions, make sure to check all the connected pipes.

Tree Growing Nearby

The most common reason why people get damaged pipes is trees. Their roots tend to extend towards any source of nutrient-rich moisture, making your pipes a primary target. There’s no way to control how roots grow and they’re underground. This means it’s harder for homeowners to do any preventative measures. Before they know it, roots have grown into the pipes.

If you’ve been experiencing clogs, percolation and notice that there’s an old tree growing near your home, it may be the cause of your blocked sewer pipe. It’s a good idea to have professionals test your systems to avoid problems in the future. Sydney Basin Plumbing has a lot of experts who are ready to help 24/7. Contact them today!