Plumbing problems such as clogged drains can be a real headache. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to do a simply task like showering, only to see the water not go down. In fact, sometimes it will make a nasty gurgling noise and pop back up. This foul water can smell really bad, and even do some damage if left alone.

Many people might not think this is a big deal, but in reality it could be a sign that something else is wrong, and cause some real problems for you down the road. So to answer the question: yes, it is a big deal if your shower is backed up, and here is why.

It Could Be a Sign of a Sewer Clog

When your shower tub backs up with water and makes that gurgling sound, there is a very good chance that you have a main sewer line clog. If your home is connected to a sewer system, there is a very good chance that a problem with is could result in water backing up in places like your tub. Nobody wants this nasty water in their shower, and you certainly don’t want to pay for more damage down the road, so give us a call and let us take a look.

Septic Tank Issues

If you have a septic tank, then water backup could be a sign that something is really wrong. First, check to see if there is a bad odor coming from the area around the sewer tank. Another dead giveaway is if the area around your tank is lush with green grass and plants, when the rest of your yard is normal, or even dying in the heat. If there is an issue with your septic tank, it could cause big bills down the road, and a lot of nasty water damage. Again, let the pros handle this one.

Regular Drain Clogs

Let’s just say that you should hope this is the case. Sometimes hair gets down in the drain and clogs it up. This should be an easy fix. Sometimes all it takes is just getting your hands a little dirty. Some chemicals or bio-products could do the trick as well. If problems persist, call us.

A simple back up in the shower tub might seem harmless, however it is anything but. Don’t let it sit and wait. Try to determine what the problem is or just call us and we’ll figure it out. The experienced team at ClearView Plumbing provides quality plumbing services for your drains and pipes. We help our clients get their issues fixed for less money, and with less mess.

Written by Kyle Lumsden

Kyle Lumsden