Storms are a recipe for disaster that could put a damper on your home’s plumbing system. These conditions can hurt your main sewer line.

Main sewer lines regularly backup. It is not the weather by itself that causes the problems. Tree roots inside sewage pipes can cause the sewer to clog which means your household drain can backup.


How can you tell whether or not your main sewer line is backed up? Here are some major signs of this problem:

1. A foul stench coming from drains.
2. Slow draining bathtubs or laundry lines.
3. If the use of other fixtures associated with your main line lead to water backup in places such as toilets or showers.

Find your local Southgate Plumbing Experts and we can send one of our expert service technicians as soon as possible if you’re seeing these symptoms in your home.


Though backups and damage to a main sewer line may seem like a problem that is able to be put off onto the backburner, it absolutely is not. If sewer lines get choked off and are not promptly cleared of roots, raw sewage can backup into your bathtubs and sinks, causing significant collateral property damage. Since the main sewer line is the pipeline that carries waste away from all of your household drains to the sewage treatment plant, sewer maintenance and upkeep is especially important. Fortunately, sewer backup and damage to main sewer lines is something that can be fixed by an experienced sewer solutions specialist from Southgate Plumbing Sewer & Drain. So, lookout for early signs of a sewer backup during these last weeks of summer and make it the best, most stress-free month yet!


If you’re already dealing with water damage from a backed up sewer, the plumbing professionals at Southgate Plumbing Sewer & Drain are ready and able to help you.

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