What is a sewer clean out? - Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions, Answered by The Plumbing Expert.

Frequently Asked Questions


 

What is a sewer clean out?

09 Jan, 2020 | Return|

A main line sewer clean out is one or two pipes that normally stick up out of the ground, usually in the front or back yard of the home, and typically in the flower beds around the home or within 2 to 4 feet of the edge of the foundation. This clean out is one or two pipes that tee directly into the main sewer line, its purpose is to allow for something, normally a sewer machine cable to be inserted into the sewer line to unstop a clogged sewer as necessary. We use these clean outs in order to insert a rubber inflatable test ball into the sewer line, or a sewer camera for testing purposes.

Related

What is hard water?

Hard water is the most common problem found in the average home. Hard water is water that contains d...

Read More >

At what temperature should the tankless water heater set at?

Our trained, professional installers will discuss this with you based on your specific wants or need...

Read More >

Why do I need the protection of a plumbing preventative maintenance agreement?

A plumbing maintenance agreement gives you the peace of mind that your plumbing system is operating ...

Read More >

I have no water, what should I do?

First, check the power source (fuse box/circuit breaker box) to see if a fuse is blown or a breaker ...

Read More >

I have a clogged toilet, what should I do?

The household plunger is frequently the first defense mechanism used to unclog a toilet. Before usin...

Read More >

What causes rattling pipes?

This problem is usually caused by the water lines not being properly secured. It can be easily fixed...

Read More >