Sometimes when your sewer line breaks you don’t notice it for sometime, while others will back up immediately…Either way there are tell tale signs that your sewer has backed-up or is broken.

First is there bubbling in the toilet?…And sometimes It really bubbles.  This picture is a simulation it really doesn’t foam, it’s more like a gurgle

Northeast bubbling toilet (194x259)

Second, the toilet, sink or tub will drain very slowly.

If the sink and toilet in only one bathroom are draining slowly then it’s probably a clogged interior line not your main sewer line.  If all the drains are draining slowly then it’s a main line issue.

Clogged sink (256x192)

Third, water in the basement.  This is a tell tail sign that your main line is backed up or broken.

water in the basement (183x275)

Lastly,  There could be a sink hole in your yard or in the roadway

sink hole in yard (259x194)

Just because your main sewer line is backing up, doesn’t mean you sewer line is broken it could be roots, which is an easy fix with drain snaking or high pressure jetting and yearly drain maintenance

A good drain cleaner will offer to use a drain camera to televise your drain, an added expense but it will show you exactly what the problem with your drain is.

Ask your drain cleaner what they recommend.

And if you sewer line is broken, you have many no dig/trenchless options for repairing a sewer line. See our previous blog for trenchless technologies pipe installation.

~Northeast Sewer & Drain Service

 

 

Northeast Sewer & Drain Service

172 Flaggy Meadow Road
Gorham, ME 04038

24/7 Emergency (207) 651-6290

Office (207) 839-6839

Thank you, 2 small kids and no toilet is very inconvenient..Thank you for coming right away and fixing it.

– Julie T. 
Gorham

Justin was courteous and very knowledgeable he worked quickly to get my problem fixed. Making this single mother of three relieved that a clogged toilet wasn’t the end of the world.

– Angela C. 
Portland

Thank you Justin for jetting the milk line at my farm in Gorham.

– Walter Young 
Gorham

Thank you Northeast Sewer for fixing our drain problem with Aceto Construction, our closing went on as scheduled 🙂
Thanks again

– The Bachmans 

I am a first time homeowner and needed a new sewer line installed, heart stopping when I had no knowledge of such things. I called northeast sewer everyday for a week with questions and concerns. They televised my line and showed me exactly where the break was (pretty amazing) I could see it on the screen!! Fixed it in one day!!

– Teran
Portland

Justin and Kelly are the owners, and they could not have been better to work with. I had a 120 year old BRICK (yes, brick) sewer line collapse and they diagnosed the problem, involved the city and fixed it for less than I was expecting to pay. I learned that they own and operate their own excavating equipment which means jobs are done more quickly and less expensively than others. I am a raving fan, and have already referred them out.

– Matt Tasker  
Merchant Services

Thank you Ryan and Kelly for your help with my flooded basement. I am deaf and have a hard time communicating sometimes, but Kelly was able to communicate with me through text and e-mail Northeast Sewer figured out my problem and worked late into the night to corrected it, Thank you very much.

– Roseanne C. 
Cape Elizabeth

hired Northeast Sewer to inspect my main line with their sewer camera because our basement kept getting water. We had roots in our line. Northeast removed the roots put us on a yearly maintenance plan and we haven’t had a problem since. Thank you.

– Jeff C. 

I just wanted to compliment your plumber, Justin, who came to our home this evening. He was a professional and absolutely fantastic. He explained everything to us and fixed our problem efficiently and with accuracy. Thank you so much. We will look to you in the future for our sewer and drainage needs.

– Kelly and Beth Hoffman

I’m a widow living on a fixed income, Northeast Sewer & Drain not only charged a reasonable price, but gave me another 10% for being a Senior Citizen, I’ve told all my Senior friends.

– Helen W. (Age 70.) 
Falmouth

Thank you Northeast! We needed help on a Saturday afternoon and you answered your phone, & came quickly. Ryan was courteous & very knowledgeable. He was able to fix our problem very quickly too. You have great service, thanks again! 🙂 We are happy customer! Thank you Northeast Sewer…

– Gail M. 
Waterboro

I want to thank the 2 gentleman who came last Friday morning and fixed my downstairs’ toilet. They knew what they were doing, not like some so-called professionals. They let you know what was going on. Very pleasant people to have working at your house. If I have a similar problem next time, I’m going to call Northeast Sewer & Drain first!

– Ellen P. 

A great big thank you to Justin and Kelly Dearborn from Northeast Sewer & Drain Service for fixing the plumbing issues we had at our house yesterday. Despite Allen Heplers best efforts we needed to call in the professionals! Thanks for getting there so quickly, Justin and fixing our mess! Hey friends call them if you need some plumbing work. They are great!

– Christine Iaconeta Hepler 
Gorham

Northeast Sewer & Drain replaced my crushed sewer line in one day, I was not inconvenienced at all. Reliable service at a price I could afford. Thanks!

– Bill M.