We Clear Clogged Sewer Lines in Austin & San Antonio
Because your sewer line is the main pipe that carries waste from your home or business to the sewer main in the street, we consider it one of the most essential parts of your plumbing system. With all of your plumbing fixtures sending wastewater into the sewer, it often gets clogged over time. Soap scum from your shower or fat and grease from your kitchen sink can build up until it blocks the sewer and either causes things to drain slowly or stops the flow all together.
Sewer problems can escalate quickly and can lead to costly damage and repairs. If you begin to notice any of these warning signs, contact a professional plumber to have your sewer system evaluated today. We can perform many types of repair including trenchless pipe repair. We service San Antonio, Bastrop, Austin, Round Rock, and Lakeway!
We Clean Sewers Around the Clock
When your main sewer line is backed up, that usually means you can’t use your toilets, shower, kitchen sink, or even your washing machine. It’s close to impossible to live your life without a functioning sewer!
We understand these are emergency situations and work to get our plumbers to your home or business quickly and efficiently. Contact us now to see if we serve your area. We provide sewer repair and maintenance for residential and commercial plumbing in Austin and San Antonio.
Signs Your Sewer Needs Cleaning
Your Sewer Clean Out is Full
If you suspect a sewer backup, the first thing you should do is check your clean outs. A sewer clean out is a white PVC pipe with a cap that provides access to the sewer line so that blockages can be removed. Usually, there is a sewer clean out located somewhere along your main sewer line in your yard.
You may also have clean outs located close to your house to help clean smaller drain lines. If you unscrew the cap on the clean out and see water standing in the pipe, you most certainly have a blocked sewer line.
Multiple Drains Clogging at the Same Time
One sure sign of a sewer issue is when more than one plumbing fixture is backing up at the same time. You’ll often notice a clogged toilet first since they have the most direct path to the main drain. You should then double check the other drains in your house. If you see standing water in your bathtub or shower, this means your sewer line is preventing wastewater from flowing out of your house.
Performing a hydrojetter service on your plumbing system may be the answer to your problem. This service power washes the inside of your pipes restoring them to like new condition again.
Water Coming Up Out of Your Shower or Sink
Even if you don’t see water standing in your shower or tub, you may notice that water backs up into these fixtures when you use other fixtures in the house. You might even see this happen when you run your washing machine. Even if the water eventually drains back down, this is a sign your sewer is partially blocked and will continue to get worse over time.
You should call a plumber right away and try to use the plumbing in your house as little as possible.
Gurgling Sound Coming From Bathtub or Toilet
You may also start to notice some odd behavior from your fixtures if your sewer drain has a partial blockage. Our Austin and San Antonio homeowners often tell us that they hear a gurgling sound from their toilet or bathtub drain, even when they aren’t using them. This is a telltale sign of a sewer line issue and it is usually caused by air being trapped in your plumbing system.
To help locate the problem, Reliant may suggest utilizing a sewer camera that will be inserted into the pipe all the way down until they see the problem on camera. This service will also tell you the condition of your pipes.
Foul Odor Coming From Drains
A nasty rotten egg smell in your house could be the sign of many plumbing issues ranging from simple fixes to larger sewer system problems. If you notice a foul odor, you need to call a professional plumber as soon as possible. Beyond being an annoyance, exposure to sewer gas can actually cause health problems for you and your family, so it’s best to have your problem diagnosed right away.
A plumbing professional may suggest performing a smoke test on your sewer lines. This will help find out where the leak is coming from by identifying the smoke that is leaking out of the pipe.
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