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3 Signs You’re Dealing With a Clogged Sewer Line August 6, 2019

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3 Signs You’re Dealing With a Clogged Sewer Line, Fairbanks North Star, Alaska

Of the many issues that can affect your household plumbing, few are more problematic than a clogged sewer line. While a sewer line inspection can locate the source of the problem, you first need to figure out if you’re dealing with more than just a clogged fixture.

3 Signs You Need a Sewer Line Inspection

1. Multiple Clogs Around the House

A single clogged toilet means something is wrong with that fixture. However, if you have backups, slow drainage, or foul odors coming from sinks, tubs, and other water fixtures throughout the house, the sewer line is likely to blame. Because the main line connects to all of the drains in the house, a problem there will eventually affect all secondary lines.

2. Saturated Drainfield

sewer line inspectionIf your home relies on a septic tank for its wastewater removal, pay attention to the drainfield. When the drainfield gets oversaturated, it can no longer take on wastewater, which will cause backups inside the house. You’ll typically need septic tank pumping to resolve this issue.

3. Unusual Issues When Using Water Fixtures

A clog in the main sewer line will result in strange results when using home water fixtures. Flushing the toilet might cause water to back up in the tub. Running the sink could raise water levels in the toilet. These issues are relatively common when a clog in the main sewer line keeps wastewater from leaving your property.


If you need a sewer line inspection to identify these issues, contact Bigfoot Pumping & Thawing. Serving North Pole, AK, for over 25 years, this family-owned business is available 24/7 to diagnose and repair any sewage or septic emergency. To learn more about their sewer line inspection services, visit them online. To request an estimate, call (907) 488-9855 today.

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