Simply Greeen Plumbing Is Educating Customers On The Causes Of Sewer Line Clogs And Steps To Take To Prevent It

Los Gatos plumbing and drain cleaning company Simply Green Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter is educating customers on the reasons that a sewer line can get clogged and the best ways to prevent it from happening.

The plumbing company’s blog post at gives homeowners simple tips to verify whether they might be in the need of professional assistance to solve their home’s plumbing problems. Though sewer lines are invisible and a homeowner has no way to directly determine the location of a blockage, there are a few telltale signs to identify potential plumbing problems in a cinch. If the water level in the home’s toilets is inconsistent with some running low while if others are on the verge of overflowing, it is possible that the sewer lines could be blocked. If the water doesn’t drain from sinks, showers, tubs, and toilets fast enough, it might be more than just a clogged drain as multiple pipes throughout the house are being affected. Other surefire signs of sewer line blockages include a distinct smell of sewage emanating from the bathrooms, uneven water pressure from the shower or taps, gurgling or bubbling noises every time the water is drained or flushed, persistently wet patches in the front yard or backyard with pools of water forming in odd places, or unusually high water utility bills. Simply Green Plumbing recommends calling an experienced plumber if the homeowner detects any of the aforementioned signs in their home to get a quick diagnosis and suggestions for a potential long-term fix.

According to the blog post at, there can be three main reasons for a sewer line to get backed up. The most obvious and commonly encountered reason is the presence of large solid objects getting stuck in the drain line and creating a hard blockage. Whether it be ignorance or carelessness, homeowners may end up dumping items down the drain that don’t break down easily. This can include a laundry list of household items such as tissues meant for facial use, thick paper napkins and paper towels, feminine hygiene products, diapers, and other cloth or paper products that claim to be flushable but are not immediately soluble in water. Dumping large quantities of leftover food or organic waste into the garbage disposal such as coffee grounds, cooking grease, eggshells or dense vegetable peels can cause it to collect and bunch together, creating a blockage that will need professional intervention to solve. The second reason that most sewer lines get clogged is the tendency for the roots of the trees on the property to extend and breach the walls of the pipes, and entangling the flushed waste to create blockages. Finally, older properties may have aging cast iron, cement, or clay piping that gives out and ends up breaking, cracking, and collapsing, leading to the entire plumbing system being unable to function.

For a more in-depth explanation, homeowners can read the blog post at to get a comprehensive list of all the symptoms of a main sewer clog, understand more about the main house trap, and gather tips on how to approach the problem in case the city sewer main is blocked.

Simply Green Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter has been serving Los Gato, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Campbell, Cupertino, San Jose, Willow Glen, and surrounding areas since 1988 and has garnered a tremendous reputation for their exemplary work quality paired with friendly customer service. The owners Lisa and Russell are committed to providing a positive experience for every customer. The company offers emergency services at no extra cost, boasts a professional team of plumbing technicians that can address any residential or commercial plumbing problem, and is also actively involved in supporting the local communities.

The company’s office is located at 14125 Capri Dr. UNIT 3, Los Gatos, CA 95032. It can be contacted at the phone number 408-716-1686 or using a contact form on its website. The company’s CA State Plumbers License number is (C-36) #943556.


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Simply Green Plumbing
Lisa Green
14125 Capri Dr, Unit 3
Los Gatos, CA 95032