Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What Are the Signs That Your Main Sewer Line Is Clogged?

A main sewer line clogs can be a serious problem that may qualify as a plumbing emergency. If you notice water backing up in your drains, strange reactions such as the toilet bubbling or gurgling and the smell of raw sewage in your home, you likely have a dangerous clog on your hands.

Q: What Can I Do About A Clogged Main Sewer Line?

If you suspect your main sewer line is clogged, it’s crucial to contact your local plumber immediately. A Towers Plumbing professional can diagnose the problem and clear out any stoppages to restore your plumbing and keep you and your family safe and healthy. Our professionals have specialized equipment to provide an accurate diagnosis and effectively remove any clogs in the main sewer drains.

Q: Are Commercial Liquid Drain Cleaners Safe to Use?

Commercial drain cleaning products contain strong ingredients that can effectively remove minor drain clogs and buildups by causing powerful chemical reactions. However, exposure to these chemicals can be dangerous so it’s important to exercise extreme caution when in use. Extensive or routine use can also make plumbing problems worse as the volatile reactions can corrode within the pipes and cause pipe damage.

Q: Why Is My Kitchen Sink Backing Up?

If you have a single-basin sink, the problem is likely within the P-trap. For double basin sinks clogged on both sides, chances are the drain pipe at the point where both sinks meet is blocked. In other words, clogging is the most common reason for a backed-up kitchen sink. Consider using a plunger or auger to get rid of the blockage, but if that doesn’t address the issue, call a plumbing specialist right away.

Q: What Are the Most Common Issues Behind Low Water Pressure?

There are plenty of reasons you might be experiencing water pressure issues with your plumbing system. The gradual buildup of sediment is usually the most common culprit. Leaks on your plumbing system can also create a drop in pressure as do cracked or ruptured pipes. If the low water pressure problem is limited to a single area of your home, a clogged aerator may be to blame.

Q: What Causes a Slow Drain?

Most people will tolerate a slow drain for days and even weeks before cleaning them out. However, a slow drain is a major warning that a drain is on the brink of complete blockage, and it must be fixed right away. The most common causes of slow drains are hair, fat, oil, grease and sewer line issues. If you’ve tried clearing a slow drain with a sink plunger or other DIY method to no avail, call for the experts at Towers Plumbing to take care of it.

Q: Why Does My Toilet Frequently Overflow?

A clogged toilet is fairly common, but one that frequently overflows can be quite frustrating. Your toilet could be overflowing because of a foreign object, blocked drain vent or other reasons. The first action you should take is to stop the flow of water by shutting off the water valve to your toilet. Next, call your local plumber for expert service. Our plumbers can perform an accurate diagnosis and fix the issue.

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