How to Clean Your Main Sewer Line

Learn How to Clean Your Main Sewer Line With Stephens

If sewage starts backing up into your home, there is most likely a blockage in your main sewer line, which is much more serious than a clog in your shower drain. The main sewer line is a pipe that takes all of the waste from the plumbing fixtures in your home. Blockages can occur because of broken pipes, tree roots growing into pipes, buildup, and more. Learn how to clean your main sewer line with help from the experts at Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. 

Steps for Cleaning Out Your Main Sewer Line

To clean out your main sewer line, follow these steps!

Shut Off Your Water

Before beginning any cleaning, it is important to make sure that your water is shut off. Trying to use water will cause more blackflow, making the situation worse. 

Locate the Main Sewer Line

Next, it is time to locate the main sewer line. The main sewer line is typically located on the exterior of your home. Once found, you will need to loosen the cap and open the drain pipe. When it is open, waste will most likely begin flowing out. 

Use a Drain Snake or Auger

Once the flowing of waste has slowed down, it is time to take a drain snake or auger and place it into the pipe. When the clog has been hit, it is important to keep it running until the clog is removed. 

Clean Out the Pipe

Finally, using your garden hose, spray into the pipe to clean off both the snake drain or auger as well as the pipe. Once you are finished, you can remove the tool utilized and place the cap back onto the pipe tightly. 

Contact Stephens Plumbing to Clean Your Main Sewer Line 

If the problem is more severe than you had thought and you are having difficulty cleaning and removing the blockage, it is important to get help from an experienced and trusted plumber as soon as possible. Our experienced plumbers know the ins and outs of plumbing lines. We specialize in cracked or offset pipe repair, blockage or buildup cleaning, corrosion repair and replacement, removal of roots from sewer lines, leaks, and buried pipe extraction. If not fixed in a timely manner, major problems can arise to your sewer lines and your neighborhood’s system. 

Stephens is here to help and we’re happy to bring South Bay, Long Beach, and Orange County residents the work they need when they need it! In addition to sewer line repair, we also offer trenchless sewer repair services. Trenchless sewer repair is a tunneling process that goes beneath the surface to replace pipes deep in your sewer line. The process starts at the entry pit where damaged pipelines lay. This will avoid having to drill holes in your yard or even your home. While it is technical, it is a very effective process and can be done on the same day. 

Our team has proudly been serving clients for over 32 years, providing them with plumbing and HVAC excellence that is performed by fully licensed and trained technicians. We value every customer we work with and always ensure they receive quality service and expert work. When faced with a plumbing or HVAC issue, no look no further than Stephens! Contact us today to schedule an appointment or fill out our contact form available on our website.