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A Blocked Sewer is Nothing to Sneeze at!

A blocked sewer can often turn into a disaster. If a sewer line is 100% blocked, or just slow, it’s critical that you stop using all household plumbing products. From showers to toilets, from washing machines to bathtubs, these household necessities can impact the sewer line and block it.

Blocked sewers can be caused by tree roots to people flushing non flushable items down their toilets. That is why it is essential that you are aware of a blocked sewer’s warning signs. All you have to do call the Sharpline Drain Clearing & Plumbing Solutions experts to fix it before it causes real damage to you and your property.

How can you tell if your sewer is blocked.

Is there a “gulping” noise coming from your drains? Does your sink pool water instead of letting it go down the drain? Is your toilet stopped up, because you are prone to use it as a garbage bag?

If the blockage is in the main sewer line, then the city takes care of it since it’s a public menace. If the blockage is in your private line, then it’s your responsibility. If you’re not sure where the blockage is, ask your neighbours if they are also experiencing sewer backup.

Don’t get upset if it’s just your house, sewer backup is common and may not have been caused by anything you did. Actually, sewer backup happens to everyone, even if you are being overly careful.

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Examples of what causes blocked sewer lines

Flushing inappropriate items down the toilet like:

  • Disposable diapers
  • Tampons and sanitary pads
  • Kitty litter
  • Oil and grease
  • Paper Towels
Pouring oils, grease, and fats down the sink coming from
  • bacon,
  • burgers,
  • mayonnaise,
  • butter,
  • and cooking oil.

What makes them even more troublesome is that they solidify about 25 feet into your sewage line, the point where the hot water that goes down the drain cools off. Clearing more than 10 feet of a pipe is definitely a job for a professional with the right know-how and tools. What else shouldn’t you allow to go down your drain? Coffee grinds, egg shells, and orange peels are known blockage culprits as well.

Planting trees too close your property

When roots get big enough, they can get inside pipes and form root balls that block your sewer. There are products you can use to get rid of the root, but the chemicals in them will also kill the plant.

If you live in an older home, it’s possible that your pipes have deteriorated. If this is the case, they can corrode, break and cause a block for the system. If you suspect that your pipes are old, you may want to address the issue before any problem occurs. Call your plumber to see how you can go about replacing your pipes.

In any case, no matter what caused the blockage, contacting a professional plumber is the best action you can take. Let the professionals at Sharpline Drain Clearing & Plumbing Solutions handle it. A DIY solution may not work and could definitely make it worse.

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Having a blocked sewer plumber at the ready to fix your sewer issues is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Blocked sewers are not just inconvenient and annoying, they can be dangerous to your home, office as well as your own personal health.

Don’t take unnecessary risks! Contact us today. We guarantee great pricing and no surprises. We are expert blocked drain plumbers who will inspect your plumbing, and fix your sewer pipe problem without harming your home, office or property.

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