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How to clean a sewer line 2

Your sewer line is an essential part of your home’s plumbing. It carries solid waste and dirty water away from your home to the sewer system. If it becomes clogged, you could be facing a nasty problem, so it’s important to keep it clean and functioning properly.

Could your sewer line be blocked? Here are some indicators:

  • Slow draining sinks
  • Toilets not flushing properly
  • Shower drain backing up
  • Gurgling sounds from drains

 

Each of these could be small, individual problems. But if you’re experiencing several of them at once, and plunging doesn’t help, you probably have a sewer line blockage and require sewer line cleaning services.

It’s important to understand what could cause such a blockage. Some blockages are caused by the flushing of improper items and substances. Do not use a toilet to dispose of

  • Tampons and tampon applicators
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes
  • Napkins
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Cotton balls or swabs

 

Can you use the toilet to dispose of old food? That depends. Soft foods may be fine for your toilet and your pipes, but if it’s thick or contains hard items that won’t dissolve, don’t risk it.

If you suspect that your sewer line is blocked, can you fix it yourself? Unfortunately you probably cannot. You could try plunging, or using an eco-friendly clog remover, but these aren’t likely to unblock a sewer line. This is a job for the pros. Call a plumber. If there’s danger of drains or toilets backing up and overflowing, turn off the water to your house to avoid serious damages and unsanitary conditions.

How do professionals clean a sewer line? The first thing they’ll do is probably look for your drain cleanouts. They can lower a camera into it to take a look around. If the block is serious, they may not be able to do this.

Another tactic is to lower a power snake into your sewer line to break up substances that may be causing the clog. Different attachments may be used to cut up and remove blockages. Professionals also may use hydrojetters to blast the blocked pipe with water and clear the blockage.

All Star Service and Repair provides high-quality plumbing services whenever you need them. Whether you wish to have a free sewer line camera inspection before buying a house or you need whole-house repiping due to frequent leaks or aging materials, we are here to help in Salt Lake City, UT. Our team comes prepared with industry-leading tools to get the job done right. Each of our technicians are licensed, insured, and have over 60 years of combined experience. We have never run into a job we can’t complete! All of our plumbing services come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a 10-year warranty. If there is ever a problem after we finish, trust us to make it right! You will receive a free estimate before we begin any work, and our technicians go over every facet of the job to make our services as transparent as possible.