What you Need to Know about a Clogged Sewer Line

clogged sewer lineA clogged drain in your home can quickly become a major inconvenience. It will prevent you from getting things done, and leave gross residue behind. Whether it’s in the kitchen or bathroom, a clogged drain is no fun. Clogged drains can become a breeding ground for bacteria and can even cause your or members of your family to get sick. Most clogged drains can be fixed with a plunger, a drain clearing solution, or by manually removing hair/debris from the drain. If these DIY tricks aren’t working, there’s a chance your main sewer line might be clogged.  Read the signs below to get a better idea if that’s the case.

Signs of a Clogged Sewer Line

  • Multiple drains are backing up with water
  • Bad odors coming from your drains
  • Gurgling noises coming from your drains or toilet
  • Bubbling water in your toilet when you use the bathroom sink or shower
  • Water backing up from your basement floor drain


Culprits of a Clogged Sewer Line

  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes
  • And the most common culprit, Tree roots


If you think that your main sewer line is clogged, call American Air right away before it becomes a bigger problem. A licensed plumber will use a camera to scope your drain to find out what is causing the clog. Once the issue is determined they will either use an interior drain water jet OR a snake, to free any trapped debris or tree roots from inside the sewer lines.