Sewer cleanups are basically the sewage pipes, which give you access into your house’s sewage system. Nearly all houses in the Dallas/Fort Worth region have underlab pipes. Each fixture inside your home, toilet, sinks, etc. would connect to such pipes that are buried underground.
Sometimes however, pipes get blocked. Such is common and usually a plumber can be called to sort out the problem. However, sometimes you may not be able to determine why your pipes have stopped working. In this case, you would need a professional plumbing company to come and do a sewer clean out.
You should never attempt to do sewer cleanouts on your own. It can be extremely dangerous to use equipment such as extractors, drain cleaners, trench wastes snake trimmers or any other equipment without adequate instruction from an experienced professional. If you have the equipment in good shape it can last you for many years, but it can be a real headache to try to fix your own drainage system if you are not familiar with it. You could cause serious damage to your yard if you don’t have the right equipment.
For starters, you should never be careless about what you put down the drain. For example, if you accidentally clog your toilet trap you could end up filling the toilet with sewer. As mentioned above, some plumbing fixtures have no trap facility at all so if you happen to put any toilet paper or feminine products down the trap you could cause serious damage. Don’t put anything down the toilet or drain until you’ve thoroughly finished setting it so that nothing falls down. A clogged toilet trap can easily turn into a very expensive toilet repair project.
Some homeowners try to clean their own sewer pipes using household chemicals and household cleaners. These can be harmful and should only be used by trained professionals. Some home remedies that claim to clean drain pipes are not recommended for sewer cleanups because they could also be hazardous to you or anyone else who comes into contact with them. For example, regular table salt is potentially toxic to humans. Anybody with high blood pressure or kidney disease should not use any home remedy that contains salt.
Professional sewer cleanups in older homes are usually done using a sewer snake auger that is able to clear even the smallest blockages. However, these devices are usually not available for older homes. In fact, most of the places where you will find a sewer cleanout in older homes are in newer homes. Sewer snake augers are too large a machine to be carried inside newer homes. Homeowners may try using an old auger outside, but this is not the safest way.
The best thing that you can do for a home is to have it professionally cleaned. There are a number of services that you can choose from. One popular option is called hot pit cleaning. This type of service involves using a series of drains and trenches to clear the plumbing system. Although this type of service is more expensive than other options, homeowners typically hire professional sewer cleanout companies to perform this service. If you are concerned about the health of your family, it is definitely a good idea to install sewer cleanouts.
It is important to have your plumbing system regularly inspected to make sure that there are no clogs. For example, your septic tank may not be completely clear every time you check the plumbing. If there are clogs in your main sewer line, it is best to have your clog problem cleared out before winter arrives. When the pipes and drainage systems are clogged up, it becomes much more difficult to remove the debris, which causes a larger clog.