The main sewer line in your home is a large-diameter pipe that carries waste and water from every fixture. Every sink, shower and toilet in your home has a branch drain that connects to it. As you can imagine, a clog in your main sewer line affects your entire house and should be handled quickly. Sewer line clearing in the midst of a clog is essential to preventing any permanent damage.
Why does a home sewer line get clogged?
In most cases, there is either a broken sewer pipe or tree roots have grown into the pipeline. Pipes accumulate natural wear and tear with age so if you live in an older home, your pipes are more likely to break and block your main sewer line. In other cases, grease buildup and non-flushable items in your pipes may also be contributing factors. If you are consistently pouring grease down your kitchen sink, it begins to harden and close the diameter of the pipe. Slightly different, if you flush items like baby wipes or feminine napkins down your toilet, they are unable to dissolve and cause backup.
What are my next steps?
When experiencing a blockage in your main sewer line, do NOT hesitate! It’s best to get in touch with a professional plumber as soon as you notice an issue. Minor issues and clogs can be easily handled. On the contrary, trying to clear your main sewer line by yourself will probably make the problem worse if you have no experience. A plumber will be able to determine the cause and location of the blockage. Our certified technicians have specialized skills and tools to clear your main sewer line. Whether it be by hydro-jetting or using an industrial drain snake, we’ll get the problem fixed as soon as possible. Call Flo Guard any hour of the day and we’ll have a technician sent your way in less than an hour.