If you have slow moving drains in your home, it may be time to have your sewer line inspected and cleaned. The expert plumbers at Absolute Septic Tank Service can inspect and clean your sewer line.
The most common causes for a blocked or sluggish sewer line:
- Tree roots
- Excessive rainfall
- Buildup of grease, hair, soap scum and other waste
- Broken or leaky pipes
- Improper installation of sewer lines
- Sewer system over capacity for current use
The main sewer line is the biggest drain in your home, with all other drains from your bathrooms, kitchen and laundry room flowing into it. An annual inspection and cleanout (if necessary) can prevent the damage created when a sewer line backs up into your household drains. One of our experienced technicians can perform this service at a reasonable cost. Your technician will review your sewer line and report any causes for concern about the health of your sewer system, and present options for maintenance and repair of any problems that might lead to a sewer line blockage.
Raw sewage backed up through the drains in your house can be a horrible experience. Taking the necessary steps in prevention and maintenance can help keep this messy, destructive experience from happening to you.
Wastewater flows through small lines on your property to the larger, county lines in the street. This in turn travels to your city/county wastewater management system for reclamation. In order for this process to flow smoothly, each branch of the system must be working properly. If there is a blockage in your line, the disruption of flow can cause the sewage to run back into your home through the drains at the lowest point in your house.A blockage can occur for any number of reasons, disposal of diapers, sanitary napkins, kitchen grease and root intrusion are the most likely sources.
If a back up occurs: Call Absolute Emergency Service – 770-402-2481 immediately to have a technician on their way to assist.
- Turn off water at the main shut off valve and discontinue and usage.
- Dispose of diapers or sanitary napkins in the toilet
- Pour any type of grease down any drain
- Allow trees and shrubbery to grow over and around your sewer line
- Connect any drains or sump pumps to the sewer system
- Install a plumbers test plug at the lowest floor drain in your home
- Install a backflow valve on the lowest drain line.
- Regularly inspect and maintain the valve
- Have your plumber modify the line so that water is pumped to an upper level drain
Also… Locate and keep the sewer cleanout easily accessible.
If you do not have a cleanout, have one installed. The cleanout is the property owner’s responsibility. Check your homeowner’s insurance policy and make sure you are covered for backups. Clean ups are an expensive process.
Do you know where to find your sewer clean out?
Your Sewer Clean Out is a capped pipe located somewhere along your sewer line between the water source and your home’s plumbing system. This may be hard to find, and in some instances your home does not have a clean out. The quicker someone can access your sewer clean out, the less likelly a blockage result in an overflow situation.
How A Sewer Line Works
Most homes have a drain-waste vent (DWV) system that removes sewage and greywater from fixtures such as toilets, sinks and showers. This water exits through a “trap”, a “u” shaped section of pipe that contains water. This prevents foul odors from coming back up into the house. Through these traps, all fixtures are connected to waste lines. which in turn take the waste to a “soil stack” or vent pipe. This pipe is attached to the lowest point of your plumbing and runs out through the roof.
House sewer: A section of pipe running between your drainage system and the public sewer system or your septic tank.
House drain: The lowest piping in a house drainage system, this pipe receives the discharge from soil, waste, and other drainage pipes, then carries such discharge to the house sewer.
Soil stack and pipe: A line of pipe that removes dirty water from toilets.
Waste stack and pipe: Pipe that removes discharged water other than from toilets (greywater).
Trap: A u-shaped device that prevents odors from waste to escape into the house.
Absolute Septic Tank Services technicians are experts at main sewer line pipe repair, replacement and sewer cleaning.
You need experienced and reliable plumbers to keep this important aspect of your plumbing system in good repair to avoid costly replacement and the mess and smell of a faulty system. We make your dirty job our priority to ensure your property is restored to a high standard of cleanliness. Absolute offers:
- Complete sewer services
- Sewer and drain line replacement and installation
- Sewer snaking
- Backflow prevention
- Repair clogged sewer lines and drains
- Troubleshoot & eliminate foul sewage odors
- Sewage ejector pumps
- Rooter service to eliminate obstructions in sewer lines
- We have the equipment, products and expertise to solve the toughest sewer problems