A drain backup is a very serious problem that can be considered a plumbing emergency. Since the water has no place to go it will come back up into the household plumbing in one way or another. When you have a drain backup you should not use any of the plumbing in the home until the stoppage is cleared.
If you are currently experiencing a drain backup, call us immediately to mitigate your losses from the damage and to clean up your home.
A very obvious sign of a drain backup is when more than one plumbing fixture backs up at the same time. The toilets in particular are affected by this, but other fixtures can also be involved. If you suspect that you have a drain backup start by checking fixtures in the home.
Flush The Toilet - If flushing the toilet results in water backing up or coming up into the tub or shower this is usually a clear sign of a drain backup. The flushed water that cannot go down the sewer drain flows back up the pipes and comes out at the lowest point, which is usually the shower drain.
Run The Sink - Another strange reaction to look for is trapped air in the plumbing system. Do this by running water in the sink closest to the toilet for a minute or so. If the toilet bubbles or you can see the water level in the toilet rising then the clog is very likely in the main sewer line and not in the toilet.
Washing Machine - An unexpected sign of a sewer drain clog can happen when you run the wash machine. If the water draining out of the washing machine causes the toilet to overflow or backs up into the tub or shower it could be the sewer main.
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