A sewer line cleanout isn’t the most glamorous part of homeownership, but without this regular plumbing service, it can help make your home decidedly unglamorous. However, as a homeowner, it’s important to make sure that your sewer lines undergo regular sewer video inspection and cleanouts to prevent clogs that can make your home unsanitary or lead to the need for the replacement of your pipes. At Case Plumbing, we’re the full-service plumbing experts in Florida, so we’ve got you covered!
Sometimes it’s easy to determine if you have a clogged drain, standing water, or slow draining in your sink, tub, or shower. Other times, it may not be the drain that’s clogged but rather a blockage in the sewer pipe. There’s an easy way to tell if you need to call an expert plumbing service for a sewer line cleanout – if it’s just one drain backing up, it’s probably a clog in the individual line. However, if you notice multiple drains with water backing up, especially in the basement or main floor of your Florida home, then you need an inspection to see if it’s a clog or if you need repiping services or some pipe replacement.
Once the sewer lines branch from the city’s main lines onto your property, they are your responsibility to keep clean and free of clogs. However, every drain in your home leads into these lines, so things like cooking grease, feminine hygiene products, paper napkins, and other debris can accumulate, creating a “dam” effect and clogging the line. Left uncleaned, this can lead to significant damage to the pipes and may even necessitate an expensive water leak repair.
Plus, using harsh chemical clog solvents can actually damage your pipes, especially in older homes. The chemicals that dissolve clogs also corrode your pipes. It’s better to have your pipes professionally inspected and cleaned.
The best plumbers know that you can’t clean what you can’t see, and at Case Plumbing, we employ the very latest in plumbing technology, using a small camera attached to filaments that go into the pipes to see where the issues are. Then, we prepare a custom sewer cleanout quote to clean out your lines, often including hydro jetting.
Finally, once we’re finished, we conduct a final sewer pipe inspection to ensure that everything is in good working order. This also allows us to see if there is any pipe damage that can lead to a leak or sinkholes in your yard.
While there are many things that you, as a homeowner, can do to help reduce clogs in your home’s pipes and preserve the integrity of your sewer pipe system, even the best care still needs professional inspection and preventative maintenance. This includes making sure that your faucets and appliances are free from leaks, that your pipes don’t have worn areas or weak joinings, and that your water heater is in good repair.
Preventative maintenance is a package where a plumber thoroughly inspects your home’s plumbing and looks for small repairs that, when left unfixed, could lead to expensive fixes or even plumbing emergencies. We then make sure that small fixes are made, and that clogs and debris are removed.
At Case Plumbing, we offer professional inspections of your sewer lines and home’s pipes, as well as preventative maintenance packages to help ensure that your home’s sewer and water lines are in good working order. You can give us a call to schedule service or make an appointment online, plus explore your options for preventative maintenance packages and other HVAC services, including both tankless and traditional water heater repair.