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Why you Should have Your Sewer Lines Cleaned

Why you Should have Your Sewer Lines Cleaned

Are your home’s sinks, toilets, and showers draining slowly? It could be a sewer line clog.

Are your home’s sinks, toilets, and showers draining slowly? It could be a sewer line clog. Every year, sewer line clogs and backups cause millions of dollars in property damage. The sewer line and drain in your Western New York home are critical parts of your home’s plumbing system and they should be treated that way. Since the sewer is not visible, many homeowners do not give a thought to their home’s sewer pipes until there is a major problem. We are going to review why you should have your sewer lines cleaned and signs of a potential issue.  

Understanding what a sewer line is

If your home is connected to a sewer system, there is a sewer line that links your home’s drains to the main sewer drain. This line is located underground and is part of your home’s plumbing system and your responsibility for maintenance and repairs.

Sewer lines are typically four to six inches in diameter and sloped downwards to drive the flow of wastewater away from your home and into your city’s sewer. To put it simply, the sewer line takes your liquid waste away from your home, so it can be properly treated and disposed of.

Because the sewer line responsibility falls on Western New York homeowners, you should have your sewer lines cleaned to prevent any potential blockages before it is too late.

Why you should have your sewer lines cleaned

The frequency of how often you should have your sewer lines cleaned depends largely on your Western New York home’s plumbing. There is no set time frame for sewer line cleaning; but there may be indications of a blockage or problem. If you have reason to believe you may have a clog, you should not delay and should schedule a sewer line inspection. Waiting too long to address issues can leave you with a mess and costly repairs.

Let’s take a look at some signs that it is time for you to have your Western New York sewer lines cleaned.

Sewer Backup: Perhaps the worst and most obvious sign of and issue with your sewer is a backup in your home. If wastewater is starting to come up through your drains, there is a major problem and you need to call an expert plumber immediately.
Persistent Clogs: If you have multiple and reoccurring clogs and gurgling drains, there could be an issue with your sewer line. The sewer line is a fundamental part of your home’s plumbing system and if there are issues within the sewer line, all the drains in your home will likely be affected.
Slow Draining: If you notice that your drains are draining more slowly than usual, that could be a warning sign of a sewer line clog in formation and an indication that you should have your sewer lines cleaned.
Flooded Main Line Cleanout: The sewer main clean out is a pipe with a cap that provides access to the sewer line. This clean out exists so that blockages can be easily removed. If your opened sewer line cleanout appears flooded or there is soggy ground around it, you likely have an obstruction somewhere in your sewer line.
Bad Odors: Drains that smell foul, usually point to the fact that the wastewater in your home isn’t moving correctly and there may be an problem in your sewer line.

Sewer line cleaning in Western New York

Now that we have reviewed why you should have your sewer lines cleaned, there is no reason to delay and deal with a potential issue.

At Duffett Plumbing, Heating & AC we’re your Western New York team for all things sewer lines. Our plumbers are Hamburg’s sewer line cleaning, repair, and replacement experts.

When your home has a sewer line issue, it can’t wait. That’s why we’re available Day or Night, with no extra charge for nights or weekends. Call us or request service online.