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Small trees in a flooded residential yard in Decatur, IL—puddles like this could be a sign of a sewer line clog.

How to Detect a Sewer Line Clog

Most homeowners don’t think twice about their septic system or sewer line. However, this is an important part of your plumbing system, and a clog can cause sewage to back up into your home. In addition to dealing with a tremendous amount of water damage, you’ll also need to find a way to decontaminate your home. It’s a complete headache. The best thing you can do for your home is to catch the sewer line clog before it causes the line to burst. Pay attention to your home’s sewer line system, and watch for the following signs. Once you do, contact our plumbers at Riley’s Decatur Sewer Service in Decatur, IL, for help. We’ll evaluate your system and recommend several sewer repair solutions. 

What to Keep an Eye Out For

It can be difficult to tell when there’s a clog since the sewer line is out of sight and out of mind. That’s why it’s important to ask about the signs you should watch during the septic system installation. In general, slowing or slowed drainage and large puddles that appear in your yard unexpectedly, even on a sunny day, are deemed suspicious. You should also be wary if water is backing up from your home’s toilet or other drains.

Why There Are Clogs

Sewer line clogs are not unusual. It’s easy for obstructions to form in the sewer line if you aren’t mindful of what you toss down the drain. Common clogs include greasy foods, starchy food, hair, small trinkets accidentally flushed down the toilet, and tree roots. Tree roots grow toward water sources, and if there is a leak in your sewer line, they can easily penetrate through any small opening. Most of the time, clogs can be removed with sewer cleaning services. You can contact us for more information.

How Plumbers Confirm a Sewer Line Clog

Confirming whether a problem is associated with a sewer line clog can be incredibly difficult, but our team at Riley’s Decatur Sewer Service can conduct a video sewer inspection to identify any clogs. A small camera gets snaked into the sewer system to look for leaks, clogs, and other problems. The video provides additional information on the location of the clog, its severity, and what substance the clog is made of so we can better understand the issue and how to treat it. Because of how informative a video camera inspection can be, this is typically the standard procedure for septic maintenance in Decatur, IL. If you regularly get your septic system maintained and serviced, you’ll be able to easily catch clogs before they have a chance to become a real problem. 

Reach Out to Us for Sewer Repair Services Today

Sewer line clogs can yield devastating consequences for your home. Riley’s Decatur Sewer Service has delivered exemplary septic services since 1957. We are locally owned and operated and are committed to delivering expert advice and quality results. Our team takes pride in doing our best for every job, and you can trust us to give you honest, professional guidance every step of the way. So if you are looking for reliable, trusted septic repair, maintenance or installation in Decatur, IL, call us today at 217.428.3066

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