A clogged sewer is no small thing. When a sewer pipe gets backed up, dirty water can begin pooling in sinks, toilets, or showers. Even worse, waste from the kitchen or bathroom can begin piling up or even washing back into the home. Ensuring your sewer pipes are running clean and clear means checking a few things now and then. Obviously, if the toilet is flushing alright and other plumbing equipment is draining alright, you probably don't have much to worry about. If you notice drains being a little sluggish, though, a quick look won't hurt.
The biggest cause of a sewer clog is debris build-up. Grease, fats, and oils from the kitchen can accumulate in the drains—remember that oils and water separate—and block water flow. Instead, collect these in a container and throw them away in the trash. For the bathroom, be careful about using excessive amounts of toilet paper, because it can also bunch up and clog the pipe.
Broken pipes can also lead to clogged sewers. The ground around a pipe can shift and crack it, or the pipe itself can get old and deteriorate. Even heavy traffic in the area can damage a pipe. Once a pipe is damaged, waste can begin snagging on it and forming a clog. If you suspect you might have a broken pipe—like if there's a clog that just won't clear despite your best efforts with off-the-shelf products—it's time to call a professional in plumbing around Edmonton.
A plumbing professional has a variety of tools—such as a drain camera—that they can use to determine the status of your pipes and find the root of the problem. A sewer clog isn't something to leave waiting.
Call today to get fast, long-lasting service from the best name in plumbing Edmonton has: The Gentlemen Plumbers!