Clogged Sewer Line: Three Reasons You May Have One

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A clogged toilet is never a fun experience. While using a plunger may be enough to take care of the problem if it’s only minor, bigger plumbing issues that involve your sewage pipes will require the help of a certified plumber. While there are several reasons why you may have a clogged sewer line, here’s a look at just three reasons your toilet might not be flushing properly. 

Clogged Sewer Line: Tree Roots

You love the tree, but unfortunately, a tree’s roots can be up to 5 times the radius of the tree. This means that even if the tree does not appear to be super close to your sewer line, it could be the cause of issues in your sewer line. Continual toilet stoppage, especially if the problem progressively gets worse, may be an indicator that you have tree roots in your sewer line. The sooner you deal with the issue, the less severe it will become.

Clogged Sewer Line: The Toy Down the Toilet

If you have a toddler in your household, you’ve likely dealt with the child at least attempting to flush something down the toilet that doesn’t belong there. Even if you think you’ve caught the child before the task could be completed, if your toilet appears to be clogged beyond what you can do to resolve the issue, your child may have flushed a toy or another object down the drain. 

Other Non-Flushable Flushed

Toilet paper is designed to be water-soluble, meaning that it dissolves in water. Unfortunately, other products, including other paper products, such as wet wipes, paper towels, and even facial tissues, will not dissolve in water nearly as quickly as toilet paper. Because of this, they should not be disposed of in the toilet. Over time, they may also cause a blockage in your sewer pipes.

If you suspect that you have any of these problems or another serious plumbing issue, contact us. We will help you resolve your plumbing issue promptly.

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