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Signs your sewer line may be backed up

Published On: Apr 09 2014 03:44:28 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2014 12:09:23 PM CDT

By Chaya Kurtz, Networx

Yikes! A backed up sewer line is one of the worst nightmares of homeowners. How do you know if your sewer line might be backing up, and it's not just a routine plumbing problem you are facing?

A Seattle plumber posted some tips for identifying some signs. Some include: muddy brown water coming up from a drain, a bubbling toilet when not in use, and water pooling on the floors near bathroom fixtures.

Sewage coming up in your yard is a definite sign that you might need to auger your sewer line.