In this topic we would like to discuss what is happening after the main drain line is broken. And further preventative measures.
Let's see what are the signs of the sewer having an issue:
- Sewer Waters are Backing Up
if you experience water backing up through the drain floor in the basement most likely you have serious sewer line issue, either breakage of the main drain or heavy blockage in the line.
- Slow drainage
Here we are not talking about only one fixture has a clog, but if all the drains look suspicious and drain slow, that might be a sign of broken main sewer line.
- Odd Sounds
If you could hear odd sounds when you flush your toilet, gurgling sounds, like air is trapped in the pipe. Then it might be also a sign. There should not be any air in the sewer line.
- Sewer odor
If you noticed sewer smell from the drain openings, especially those ones which are located in the basement. (Lower level or basement is the most common area for indicating problem since main drain line runs under living premises under the concrete floor and connected to the city sewer main outside.)
The City of Toronto provide Toronto Water Investigation if all pipes in your house are clogged, you could request the service online or call 311 to find out if the problem on private property or city side. Please visit www.toronto.ca
to learn more about that service. One of the requirement is you to have a cleanout outside for your main drain line. Please give us a call if you have any further questions on how to install cleanout for your property.