The sewer system is something most homeowners don’t think about until there’s a problem. Toilets, sinks, showers, and bathtubs may stop draining altogether, or worse, sewage backs up into these fixtures creating an awful mess. It is an incredibly helpless feeling for a homeowner, but if you pay attention to clues, you can recognize sewer problems early and deal with them before the worst occurs.
For instance, if one drain in the house becomes clogged, it’s probably a localized problem. But if several household drains are draining slowly, that’s a vital sign that the clog might be in the main Sewer itself. Consider your home’s age.