Re: basement drain problems
Posted by e-plumber on May 24, 2004 at 20:31:20:
In response to Re: basement drain problems
: I recently had tree roots cleaned out of my exterior drain line below the driveway. Everything seems to draining fine since, but the water level in the basement toilet seems to be very low. Is this a sign of a further problem outside? I've turned on multiple fixtures upstairs and gone down to see if the toilet is gurgling, but have not been able to catch it.

Depending on how recent the line was snaked and cleaned, you may need to call the company back that performed the service. It is common that root infested sewer lines are not cleaned properly with the correct equipment. I have spent hours on root clogs that were recently "cleaned" by others. A camera inspection is advised, (keep a video tape copy for your records) if the clogging is persistent, you need to have an idea what's going on in the pipe. Foaming root killer can sometimes help.

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