A sewer cleanup is an essential component of your home plumbing system, as it’s how the main sewer line is accessed. A typical sewer cleanup typically includes a flexible pipe with an adjustable threaded cap and a drain pipe.
Sewer cleanouts are typically located on the property line and sometimes extend outside the home. It’s important to determine where your sewer cleanup is located because not all sewer access pipes are concealed. There are certain guidelines that must be met in order for a sewer cleanup to be legal.
First, your sewer cleaner must locate your sewer line. They will most likely use a pump to lift the sewer line from the ground. The pump is powered by your water supply, so if you have a back up septic system, it’s not a bad idea to check for leaks. You can also check for pressure in the pipes using a water hose. If your pipes are not leaking, the sewer cleaner can simply remove the pipe and replace it with a new one. This doesn’t require any digging up of the earth.
Once the sewer line has been lifted from the ground, the sewer cleaner will remove the sewer drain pipe. The drainpipe will be connected to a trap, which is typically an automatic sewage trap. This machine is designed to catch the waste material from flowing down the drain and into the trap. After the waste material has been removed from the trap, the sewer cleaner will install a new drainpipe and cap it off. This drainpipe must then be attached to your existing main sewer line, so make sure to check to make sure the drainpipe matches the size and direction of the main line.
A sewer drain can be a real pain! Some people find the hassle of digging out and putting in a new drain pipe to be almost impossible. They usually try to put a sewer trap in place first and then work from there. But in order to put a sewer trap in place, you must excavate around your home and possibly demolish part of the exterior walls.
So it’s important to do your research before you start digging around your home to ensure that you do not do more damage to the exterior walls than you need to. If you don’t have the tools or training to put a sewer trap the drain, it might be a better idea to call a professional company to put the trap and clean out your drain for you.