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What Are Signs of a Sewage Backup?

A sewage backup is a home owner’s nightmare! Signs of a sewage backup are important to look out for to ensure it is dealt with as soon as possible. A sewage backup can begin backing up into your own home’s plumbing system and lead to an array of problems to encounter. The longer this stays untreated, the more harm a sewage backup can do.

Here are some warning signs to look out for if you a sewage backup:

  1. Bad odour smell from drains

Drains in a home don’t usually produce bad odours as wastewater is transported outside of the home. When they all of a sudden begin to produce bad odours, this is an indication that there’s an issue in the main sewer line.

  1. Issues flushing toilets

Don’t ignore the fact that your toilet isn’t flushing properly. If your toilet is slowly flushing the water or the water isn’t swirling down the drain, this could be an indication that there’s a backup of raw sewage.

  1. Multiple drain clogs at the same time

It’s normal for one of your drains to clog here and there. However, if multiple drains are clogging in the house at the same time, this can be a problem. This is especially evident if the drains that are clogged are not frequently in use.

  1. Bubbles

Bubbles are a pretty easy warning sign to spot. They reappear at a surface if water attempts to get past a clog in your drain pipe. Test to see if this is a one-off or if it continually happens. If it is the latter, this could be an indication of a sewage backup.

  1. Surrounded by tree roots

If you’re living in an older home and you are surrounded by trees, the above warning signs are indications that a tree root may have entered your sewer pipes. Tree roots search for water to thrive and may grow into the sewer pipes, as a result this could rupture the pipe as they continually grow.

If signs of sewage backup are evident, it’s very important to contact your local plumber immediately because if it is not treated promptly, it could lead to a lot more damage. Your local plumber can inspect your drains and pipes with cameras to ensure all problems are found. If you’re looking for an expert plumber in sewage backups, you’ve found the right place! Give Our Local Plumber a call on 03 9909 5307 for expert advice.

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