Keeping Your Plumbing Flowing Smoothly

If you deal with plumbing clogs on a regular basis, you might find yourself struggling with bent wire hangers, chemical drain cleaner, and unfamiliar pipes. Unfortunately, unless you are a trained professional, all of your efforts might be in vain. Most people don't realize it, but it is possible to damage your plumbing by making a few missteps. If you use the wrong chemicals or you push a little too hard, you might end up dealing with damaged pipes or your clogging problem could get worse. Fortunately, you might be able to use this blog to help you to keep your plumbing flowing smoothly.

2 Questions About Cleaning Your Clogged Sewer Line


Do you have a problem with your main sewer line where something is stuck inside it? If so, you'll need to hire a professional sewer line cleaning service to help remove what is in there. It could be something as simple as tree roots or an object that somehow made its way into the sewer drain. Here are some questions you'll likely have about the process.

How Will The Cleaning Service Know The Best Method?

Many sewer cleaning services start by taking a look at your drains with a sewer camera. They'll put the camera into your main sewer line to get a look at what is inside. They'll be able to see the clog firsthand and let you know what it is. They can confirm any suspicion about it being tree roots, verify the material that the pipe is made out of, and then move forward with the best cleaning method to clear the sewer line. 

Sewer snaking will likely be used in situations where there are tree roots coming in through a pipe causing the clog since the blades can easily cut through the roots and get the water flowing again. Sewer snaking will also work well on ceramic pipes made out of clay since they are more at risk of breaking. 

Hydro jetting is an option for stronger PVC pipes and is best used to fix clogs that are causing slow moving drains. It can help clean the entire interior of the pipe for longer-lasting results since it will wash the inside of the pipe thoroughly and remove any debris inside. 

Do You Need To Be Home For a Sewer Line Cleaning?

If you need to schedule a sewer line cleaning for your home, know that the majority of the work can be done from outside your home. The sewer cleaning service can access that main sewer line while you are at work during the day, perform the work, and leave you a bill for their services. You can then verify that all of the drains are flowing properly later in the day and let the service company know if you still notice any issues. If so, the problem will likely be due to the plumbing in your home as well, which will require further investigation.

Still have questions about dealing with a clogged sewer line? Reach out to a local sewer cleaning service in your area for more information. 


22 April 2020