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Sewer line repair is best left to the professionals, but there are some things that are useful for homeowners to know about them.

Here are a list of signs of sewer line problems, and some tips on how to keep your line clear.

Signs and symptoms of sewer line problems

  • A bad odour in your basement. The smell of sewage or other waste may be a sign that sewage is not getting to the city's sewer line.
  • Bubbling sounds in your sink or toilet. This sound may mean air is unable to escape your sewer line.
  • Sewage backup. The most obvious and least pleasant sign.

Tips for keeping sewer lines clear

Simply put, watch what you put in your sewer.

  • Don't pour cooking grease down the drain. It can solidify, build up and clog or block the pipes.
  • Don't flush anything that's not flushable. Paper towels, diapers, and even some “flushable” wipes can cause blockages.

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