How To Check A Sewer Vent Pipe?
Sewer vents are located on the roof of your house. They allow the gases that build up in your sewer system to escape.
Work on a vent pipe is very difficult and if it involves getting on the roof, potentially very dangerous. It's strongly recommended that you contact a professional plumber if you suspect that your sewer vents are clogged.
Symptoms Of A Clogged Drain Vent Pipe
There are 3 main signs (i.e. symptoms) that indicate that your drain vent pipe is clogged.
1. Slow drains - As I mentioned earlier, if a vent is clogged it can cause the fixtures attached to that vent to drain slowly. This is a very common telltale sign.
2. Toilets make a gurgling sound - A clog in the vent restricts airflow through it. As a result, the pressure in the pipeline then increases so when you flush the toilet, the water has trouble going against this pressure and the result is a gurgling type of sound.
3. A strong sewer smell - Because the clog is causing an increase in pressure in the pipeline, gaseous odors are also blocked from flowing out of your home.
If you have any questions about sewer vent pipes or are having some problems with one, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-443-8229. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.