What Causes Repeated Clogs in the Sewer?

Is your sewer line clogged…again? What is the cause of these clogs and what can you do about it? Read on to learn some of the warning signs and why there might be clogs in your sewer line.

Warning Signs of a Clogged Sewer

Most people don’t stop to think about all of the water and gunk that goes down their drains. They don’t think about where it all goes. Most of it will end up heading to the main sewer line, which then leads to the street. This line is still your responsibility, so if something goes wrong with it, you are responsible for cleaning it up.

You might notice some potential warning signs that may indicate you have a growing problem with your main sewer line. These are things that you might notice before the sewer becomes completely blocked.

You might notice that you have drains that have been backing up regularly. They might seem fixed temporarily, but they end up having problems again after a couple of weeks. You might also notice that there are multiple clogged trains. This tells you that there is a problem down in the main sewer line instead of with just an individual pipe.

In some cases, you might even notice a change in your lawn. The main sewer line often runs under the front yard out to the street. If there is a busted sewer line, for example, you might notice an area of the lawn that is soggy, or it could even have a foul odor.

Main Causes of Clogged Sewer Line

Quite a few things can cause problems with the sewer line. They could become clogged because of broken pipes that could allow in the dirt. This can lead to a block relatively quickly. There could also be debris that starts to build up in the line from soap scum, toilet paper, and other items.

Grease and fat are common culprits, too. They harden when down in the pipes, and this causes some serious problems. It’s similar to the hardening of a person’s arteries. Eventually, no water will be able to penetrate the pipes, and you will have a clogged sewer line.

Contact the Specialists

Regardless of what is causing the clog in your sewer line, you need to have Elk Grove Village Sewer & Plumbing come and take care of it as soon as possible. They can provide cleaning, use cameras to see what is causing the blockage, and make repairs, often without needing to dig up the ground.


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