How to Unclog a Sewer Line
Unclogging a sewer line is hard work. You can do it yourself or hire a sewer cleaning contractor. If you choose to do it yourself, then you may require tools like a drain cleaner, plunger or/and sewer snake. You may use a jetter attachment for household pressure water.
Following are the steps to unclog a sewer line:
1. Identify the problem by checking the sewage leakage spot. See if the clog is small or large.
2. If the clog is small, then you can use a plunger, to plunge strongly and repeatedly. Drain cleaner may take time to work, so you might want to wait. Frequent usage of drain cleaner will avoid drain clogging.
3. If there is a larger clog, then take your sewer snake and run it into the hole on the pipe. Use a hand sewer snake or an automatic sewer snake. Depending on the clog, if the sewer snake does not break it up, the pipe may have to be dug up and replaced. If so, then you will need the help of a professional.
4. Once you have the pipe cleaned. Flush water and check if it is still blocked or not.
Sewer Camera Inspection
A sewer camera is a special video camera that peeks inside pipes from 4” to 10’’ in diameter. It helps identify the problem. It is beneficial as it can save on costly examination before any cleaning is done.
Sewer Cleaning Contractor in Westchester County, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and New Rochelle
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