Your sewer may be clogged with a mixture of grease, dirt, hair, and a variety of other debris that gets caught in the sewer lines and prevent your septic tank from functioning properly. Before it gets too late, you need to do what you can to avoid an embarrassing clean out that you may have to call a plumber for.
The sewer is basically a small capsized pipe that sits above ground and usually located either on or below your property boundary and connected to the main sewer line, usually through a hole in your ground. If the main sewer clogs, then it will cause sewage to build up behind the drains in your home.
If the clog happens to be on the entire area of your yard, you can expect to have to deal with the issue on the lawn, sidewalk, and driveway in addition to the basement. While your sewer may not be that big of a deal if it is just on the outside of your home, when the entire yard is affected, you are going to have to deal with a large sewer cleanout.
To help prevent this problem, you should make sure to drain your drains regularly as well as regularly vacuum your gutters. When there are debris left in your pipes, the water may become stagnant and allow bacteria to grow and can eventually lead to an overflow that causes a clog to occur.
If you notice that you have a clog occurring before it occurs, it is often a good idea to call a professional to inspect your gutters. You want to make sure that you don’t cause damage to your basement by removing it when it is clogged as a result of not having any knowledge of the issue.
When you get your septic tank cleaned out and you notice that you did it incorrectly, you can still do it yourself but it is often a better idea to pay a professional to help out. Not only will this save you the expense of a professional to clean the sewage, but you can also save money if the sewer cleanout costs you a fortune.
As long as you are careful about what you put into your sewers and the way that you dispose of waste, you will have a successful sewer cleanup. It is best to limit the amount of grease, hair, paper, and other detritus that you put into your sewer system so that it doesn’t get clogged in the first place. It is best to use a standard plunger for removing these items so that it won’t require a lot of effort.
If you have an overflow on your sewer and you do not have any problem with the area that you live in, a plumber may be able to clean out your drain with a simple drain snake drain cleanout. However, if you have a sewer that has backed up in your basement or on your lawn, you may need to hire a professional to do a sewer cleanup on that location.
It is a good idea to have a professional do a sewer cleanout if there are any concerns of water damage. There is no way to completely remove all the water from your basement. For example, if there was a major flood, it is likely that the water will have filled a lot of the spaces that have not dried up, making it possible that a lot of water will still be present.
A drain cleanout will allow you to see what the extent of the damage is so that you can prepare for repairs. if necessary.
A drain cleanout can be a fairly easy project, if you have someone who knows how to perform it correctly. You don’t want to have to hire someone that isn’t trained to do one and end up causing more damage than they fix.