What Causes a Clogged Sewer Line?

Do you know what causes sewer clogs? Most homeowners fail to realize exactly how common sewer clogs are, and there are a variety of factors that can lead to this very frustrating issue. Whether you are a new property owner or a seasoned real estate buyer, one thing remains true: nobody wants to deal with a clogged drain line. 

If you’re wondering what to do in the case of a backed up sewer line, the answer is to start by trying to determine what caused it in the first place. In many cases, the problem is easy to correct, but in other cases, it can be hard to find what’s causing it – and even harder to fix. In either case, there’s no question that a rapid response is absolutely essential in the case of a sewer clog. 

If you’ve run into a sewer clog at your own home or business, contact the team here at Tritan Plumbing to learn how we can help. We offer same-day and next-day response times, and it would be our pleasure to get your systems back up and running. 

Faster drains are just a quick phone call away! 

What Are the Possible Reasons for a Sewer Clog?

This is one of the most common questions we hear from homeowners in the Chicagoland area, and as we mentioned previously, the answer isn’t always super straightforward. There is some guesswork involved, and without a professional plumbing background, you could be faced with some major obstacles and frustration. 

Some of the most common causes of sewer clogs that we see in our business include: 

  • Irresponsible use of toilets and drains
  • Tree roots obstructing your main drain line
  • Sagging sewer line
  • Collapsed pipes

When it comes to clogged plumbing, the possibilities are endless. At Tritan Plumbing, we have seen it all, and you may be surprised by exactly what is causing your clogged sewer problem. 

As soon as you start to notice that your drains are moving slowly or your drain and toilet clogs are happening more often, give us a call. Don’t wait until you have a major, costly issue on your hands. 


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