How to Clean Your Main Sewer Line

How to Clean Your Main Sewer Line

Out of sight, out of mind. When it comes to some structures inside and outside of a home, like the roof and the main sewer line, property owners have a faint idea of their functions, but rarely pay attention to these until a problem is encountered.

As for the main sewer line, many property owners know that its main function is to transport waste water away from the home and toward the sewer mains. However, most homeowners forget about their home’s sewer lines until problems like clogged drains or toilets, sewage back up, and gurgling sounds from the toilet and sink become noticeable. Left unchecked and ignored, these problems can worsen and lead to expensive repairs or replacements.

Fortunately, a sewer line problem does not arise from nowhere. In most instances, you will notice signs of a clogged main sewer line, allowing you to take the necessary steps to correct the problem.

Among the most common red flags to watch out for are water backup and gurgling sounds. If you notice these signs, you might be dealing with an issue with either the secondary or main line. If the problem is with the main line, you will notice problems in other areas in the sewage system. On the other hand, if the problem lies with the secondary line, the problem will be confined in that area.

If you live in an older home, one problem you have to be prepared to face is clogging of the sewer line due to the growth of tree roots. As the roots of trees grow, they can crush pipes that are buried in the yard.

The first step in knowing how to clean your main sewer line, after taking into account what the symptoms are, is to ascertain whether the issue lies with the main or secondary line. Next, you need to determine what the cause of the problem is.

Among the most common causes of the clogging, collapse and breakage of sewer lines are the buildup of foreign objects, rusting of metal pipes, the growth of tree roots, corrosion of pipe joints and shifting ground. Knowing the actual cause of the problem will allow you to perform the necessary steps. However, there might be instances wherein it can be difficult for the average homeowner to ascertain what the exact problem is. This is where it is advisable to call in professional plumbers like us to help eliminate the guesswork and perform the correct solutions.

With our skills, experience and specialized tools, our professional team can identify the exact location of the problem, allowing you to avoid costly and time-consuming conventional repairs which often entail the use of heavy equipment.

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