Sewage Backing Up In Tub Shower
What does it mean when sewage backs up in your tub or shower?
Generally, you will know when your sewer or main drain line backs up because sewage is backing up in tub shower. When sewage and toilet paper comes back up through your tub or shower its time to call a plumber. Sewage backing up in tub shower happens because something is blocking waste water from going down the drain. Once the sewer pipe fills up with sewage it backs up into the lowest drain in the house first. Usually, this is a tub or a shower drain, or if your house has a basement it will come back up through a floor drain.
The sewage that backs up into your tub or shower usually looks rusty or dirty, sometimes it will have food and toilet paper mixed in with it (GROSS). Homeowners generally think they have a broken sewer line because the sewage water that backs up into the tub or floor drain looks dirty or has gravel in it.
Rarely this is the case, Clark County Plumbing & Drain LLC urges homeowners to not go ahead with any main sewer line repairs or replacements without getting a sewer video inspection first. A sewer video inspection allows Clark County Plumbing & Drain LLC to visually see any imperfections in the sewer line to determine if the main sewer drain line needs to be repaired, replaced or just cleaned.
If there are defects or imperfections in the main sewer line we locate them with a tracker and then we can discuss with the homeowner the best alternatives to get the sewer line properly functioning again.
Just because sewage is backing up into your tub or shower it does not necessarily mean that your sewer line is broken or defective. Clark County Plumbing & Drain LLC always recommends getting a sewer video inspection and a second opinion from another qualified plumbing company before agreeing to have any work done.
If you think you have sewer issues please do not wait to have a qualified plumbing or drain cleaning company come look at your home. Waiting only makes the problem worse which in turn makes it harder to diagnose and repair.
Please contact Clark County Plumbing & Drain LLC for a free in home estimate. We service Camas, Washougal, Vancouver, and all of Clark County