A clogged drain in a sewer line can be a big problem for anyone, and sewer cleaning services should be gotten immediately. Here are a few signs that you may have a clogged drain in your sewer main and need sewer cleaning services:
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Clogs can occur in the main sewer line or in one of the smaller secondary lines. If the clog is in the main line, it will affect all areas of plumbing inside the home. So, any water you run will create a backup. If it’s in a secondary line, it will likely be isolated to that area. For example, your bathroom sink won’t drain and backs up into the bathtub, but the toilets flush just fine. If you have only one area with a backup issue, that will certainly make it easier for your sewer cleaning services provider to find the source of the problem.
Tree roots, especially near older homes, are a big reason why sewer lines get clogged, as they find their way into the underground lines and continue to grow. Other common causes include things being flushed down toilets that should be discarded instead, including personal care products, paper towels, wipes and even certain types of thicker toilet paper.
If you have a line clog, it’s important to shut the water off at the source. If the clog is affecting all the lines, you’ll want to shut off the main water line. A sewer “cleanout” line, typically a short, round white pipe with a rubber cap, should be located outside the home near the foundation. You can remove that cap during a backup and that will relieve the pressure inside the home and the backup will discharge from the cleanout line.
If there is a problem with your sewer line, you’ll want to get sewer cleaning services as soon as possible. A sewer line clog could create a backup of raw sewage, which could then come out of your interior drains and lead to messy and costly damage to your home. One way to help keep lines from clogging is to fill sinks with water and then drain them. The pressure from the water drain will help clear any waste sitting in the lines.
Most sewer cleaning services can be done quickly with minimal intrusion. Sewer line clearing specialists typically run a cable, also known as a drain auger or a “snake” through the line to clear the clog. A simple cleanout should cost less than $150. If they can’t clear it with the cable, they might recommend a camera inspection to better determine what the cause is. A camera inspection will likely cost you more. Avoid companies that offer a camera inspection before they try to clear the blockage. Generally, clogs can be cleared without the extra expense.
Richie ‘D’ Drain Cleaning, LLC offers sewer cleaning services and other drain cleaning services to the Bergen County and Hudson County area in towns such as North Bergen, Harrison, Hoboken, Union City, Jersey City, and many more. For more information, contact us at (201) 583-9339 or visit our website.