There is not much worse than flushing the toilet and watching the water gurgle up to the rim and not go down. Even worse is when the water doesn’t stop at the rim and continues over the top and down to the floor. Sewage waste water bubbling up into the bathtub or shower can also be a mess that requires immediate cleaning, along with a call to a plumber that offers Emergency Plumbing in West Des Moines IA. Not all plumbers offer after-hours emergency service, so it’s suggested to find one in advance that does so it’s easy to contact one in the case of an emergency.
Many times if the water gurgles in the toilet and won’t flush well, there is a problem with the pipes or septic tank. Likewise, dirty water coming up in the shower or tub usually indicates that something is amiss. Aside from a huge cleaning job to rid the bathroom of bacteria and germs, it’s important to find a plumber that does Emergency Plumbing in West Des Moines IA, such as Behleinc.com. A plumber will be able to inspect the septic system and determine if there is a clog in the pipe, the septic tank needs to be pumped or if an entirely new drain field must be installed. For a first time occurrence, the mess is usually due to a clog or a full septic tank.
Upon opening the tank, if the water level is lower than the outlet valve, most likely there is a clog in the pipe. Either something was flushed that shouldn’t have been, such as cleansing wipes or feminine hygiene products or possibly too much grease was poured down the kitchen sink, causing a hard and fast clog. If the water in the tank is higher than the outlet, chances are that the tank is full and must be pumped. Even if the problem is more serious than a full tank, pumping the tank out will buy the homeowner some extra time before the drain field starts to fail again.
When the toilet starts gurgling or the tub and shower start bringing dirty water up the drain, instead of down, don’t waste time trying to be a handyman. Waste water has bacteria and pathogens that can be dangerous. Call a plumber for help. Before long the problems will be handled and all that will be left is the clean up.
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