Frequently asked Questions
How do Drain Systems work?
Though it isn’t one of the most glamorous parts of a house, the drain-waste-vent system is one of the most crucial. The job of the drain-waste part of the system is to carry waste water and sewage from sinks, bathtubs, showers, toilets, and water-using appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines and deliver those wastes to the septic tank or public sewer. It does this by delivering it through various pipes throughout your home.
Why Is My Plumbing Backing Up In My Tub?
If you flushed your toilet then noticed a large pool of questionable water in your bathtub, you probably know something’s not quite right (and you’re probably grossed out). So, what’s the likely culprit of this problem? A clogged sewer line. All of your plumbing devices (toilets, sinks, bathtubs, etc.) feed into the same main sewer line. If your drains and main sewer drain are clear of debris, water flows easily and effortlessly out of your home when you flush the toilet. But, if you have a clog in the main sewer drain line, water gets directed to the next opening, in this case, your bathtub.
What Causes Sewer Lines To Clog?
Tree roots: As roots search for water they can force their way into an old sewer line. And as the roots grow, they clog up your plumbing system.
Grease buildup: Even though grease goes down your drain as a liquid, once it cools and congeals it will form a solid mass that’ll clog up your main sewer line.
Feminine hygiene products: Flushing tampons down the toilet clogs the main sewer line (so don’t do it!).
Toys: Wondering where your kids’ toys are disappearing to? Unfortunately, they may be clogging up your sewer line.