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Plumbing / December 8, 2022
Whether you see it or smell it first, finding sewage in your bathtub is gross. It’s also unhygienic. The likely culprit is a clogged drain. Before you start cleaning your bathtub, tub, you need to find the root cause. Understanding why sewage is coming into the bathtub can help you understand why you need professional plumbing services in Mississauga.
All the drains in your home lead down different pipes to get to the main sewer line. If you’re seeing sewage in the bathtub, the problem is that the main sewer line is clogged up, which is causing the water running through other drains to be pushed back into other pipes. The problem isn’t the bathtub, but the main line. The sewer line can get backed up by anything that goes down the drain, from food waste, hair and soap particles to jewelry or children’s toys. Tree branches or dirt can also impact the sewer line. If you’re seeing sewage in the bathtub, you have a big problem that usually needs a professional plumber. Trying to fix this problem without the right tools or knowledge can lead to bigger plumbing problems.
Although you shouldn’t try to fix the clogged sewer line on your own, you may be able to mitigate the issue until you can get a plumber to your home. A plunger isn’t going to help, because it won’t be able to reach the sewage drain to unblock the problem.
Find the main shutoff valve to your home to turn off the water. This prevents more water from going down the drain which is only going to flow back into your bathtub.
Start by using a drain pipe snake to clean out the toilet drain. Rotate the snake clockwise when you push the snake down. As you pull it out, the snake should spin counterclockwise. Follow up by snaking out the bathtub drain. If you are successful, both the toilet and shower will drain efficiently. If you’re not successful, you probably have a bigger problem than your tools and experience can manage.
Pros have the tools to find the source of the problem and the experience to manage big blockages without causing more damage to your pipes. It can save you a lot of stress by contacting the professionals sooner rather than later.
If you’re gearing up for a holiday family gathering or just want to avoid the hassle of a clogged sewage line in your home, make sure you recognize the signs of a clogged sewer line.
These symptoms can often be “fixed” temporarily to get through a day or week before you start seeing the same problem. When it comes to plumbing problems, you want to fix the root of the problem instead of muddling through. The clog will not go away on its own.
Handyman Connection has plumbers who can help you take care of your home maintenance needs. We can help keep your home comfortable and safe during any time of year so you’re ready for anything. Contact us today for plumbing services in Mississauga.