Sewer Cleaning May Be The Solution To Your Shop's Slow Or Clogged Drains

A clogged sewer is a major problem for your small shop, even if your restrooms aren't used heavily by the public. Your employees are inconvenienced, and a foul sewer odor may engulf your property. A clogged sewer line needs quick attention for health, safety, and convenience reasons. Here are signs the sewer line in your building is getting clogged and ways a plumber can help.

When To Suspect A Sewer Line Problem

Your sewer drain may not clog off suddenly. If it does, the toilet won't flush or water will back up the drains and you know you have trouble. When a clog builds slowly, the signs are more subtle. The toilet may get slow to drain and the drain may gurgle when you flush. Other drains in the building might start slowing down, and you might get a whiff of sewer odors in your building or outside.

It's good to call a plumber before the drain closes off completely and causes sewer waste to back up in your shop. The best time to call a plumber is when your drains start getting slow to empty and before they stop draining.

How A Plumber Can Help A Clogged Sewer Line

Clearing out a sewer line is the same as clearing any other drain. It can be done with a commercial auger or a water jet. However, when it comes to a sewer line, it could be helpful to know the cause of the clog. For instance, tree roots might be in the drain, and if they are, they could potentially grow back and cause another clog in the future.

Also, the plumber may want to make sure the clog isn't caused by a pipe that collapsed under the ground, because in that case, it may be necessary to put in a new pipe or liner to fix the problem. The first thing the plumber may do is send a camera down the sewer drain to get a look at the inside of the pipe. Then, the plumber will know for sure what's causing the problem and will know the best way to proceed.

Both snaking and using a water jet are effective at clearing out a sewer line, but a water jet has the advantage of washing down the sides of the pipe to get rid of buildup. Your plumber will choose the best method to clear the line so your shop has functional plumbing as soon as possible with the least amount of disruption to your customers and employees. Sewer cleaning can often be done outdoors, so the work will be out of sight and out of the way.