Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Clog Main Drain/Sewer Line? Two Main Culprits

If you suspect your main line is clogged, look for these signals from your home:
• Gurgling noises/bubbling in your drains or toilet…”percolating” noises.
• Slow-flowing drains
• Sewer smells
• Water backup in the basement
• Sewage backup – stinky bits of brown mixed with bits of toilet paper

In main line clog situations (vs. the DIY secondary drain clogs in bathroom or kitchen sinks), draining water will not leave your home’s lowest drainage point (usually the basement floor drain). According to, “A sewer line clog can lead to a raw sewage backup coming out of the drains, which could lead to significant damage to the home and an expensive sewer line repair or replacement.” If this is your situation, contact a reputable plumber immediately.

Suspect a Clog? Get a Plumber with a Camera.
A reputable plumber will attempt to clear a main line clog with an auger device. If roots are the culprit, they’ll be pulled out of the system with the auger. At that point, camera inspection may be needed to determine if the roots have been removed throughout the line or have caused damage to your drain. Depending on the camera inspection results, either a regular root-killing maintenance plan can be set up or (worst case), the line may need to be dug up and replaced.

Water You Waiting For? The highly trained plumbers at Allied Reddi-Rooter are experienced at identifying and fixing clogs in all types of drain lines (main sewer lines and secondary drains). They can reliably evaluate whether your clog is a candidate for an auger, high-pressure water jet or a camera inspection. Call, or Contact Ray today to talk through your needs and obtain a free quote and information on discount coupons. (513) 396-5300We always come highly recommended and have earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau for our expert quality of service.