If you have a sewage drain system, you probably don't worry about it very much...until something goes wrong. And when a main sewer line to a house gets blocked, a lot can go wrong. Here's what you need to know.
Bad news! Sewer lines are typically managed by the local government and are heavy duty lines designed for efficient waste management. When sewer lines clog, this poses a big problem for your home. It can cause damage, a serious stink, and a cascade of plumbing troubles.
When people talk about a sewage drain clog, they typically mean a main line clog, which means that all the wastewater drains in your house will start malfunctioning. Several different issues can cause this problem, but the most common are broken pipes. When pipes are broken - say, by growing tree roots - sewage cannot drain and backs up.
If a main sewer line becomes clogged, you need to get it fixed ASAP to prevent some very widespread, expensive plumbing problems. Before you do anything else, call the experts at Ragsdale. We'll walk you through how to shut off your water and we'll send out a technician pronto to help locate the problem.