Without any exception, we all strive to keep our home or office free from dust and dirt, but how often do you give thought to cleaning your sewers? If you have ever had to deal with clogged sewer, you will understand how fast it can result in a huge problem. It is a stinky, unpleasant situation that nobody should overlook. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to fix and return your sewer back to a good state. Here are some of them:
- Release the sewer pressure
Once you notice the signs of a clogged sewer line, make sure you turn off the water at the main. Assess your basement or yard to see if you can locate your sewer drain line. Take off the cap. This will release some pressure in the sewer line and force any water that has backed up into your property to drain.
- Use a plumber’s auger
Also known as a snake, a plumber’s auger can be a helpful piece of equipment when it comes to unclogging a sewer line. It is similar to the toilet or sink auger, but longer and power-driven. It is often mounted on a truck back and may be introduced into the sewer in sections. Another handy tool is a high-pressure hydro jet that can create a pressure of about 4,000 psi to simply blow obstructions down the sewer line. If misused, these cleaning devices can harm you or smash up the pipes.
- Chemical drain cleaning
Tree roots can at times be the reason behind your clogged sewer line. It could also be that a very large clog has made its way further down in the sewer line. In this case, you can apply chemicals to eliminate them. Some plumbers suggest flushing copper sulfate down the toilet to destroy the roots, but this substance flushes away quickly. This means you will need to go over the process several times to completely clear the clog. Note that copper sulfate is not ideal for septic systems and its usage is even forbidden in some cities. If copper sulfate is not a feasible option for unclogging your sewer, you can flush root-killing foam that contains “dichlobenil” or “metam-sodium” down your toilet. However, it might take some months for dead tree roots to be totally flushed away from your sewer system.
When everything fails or you don’t have the time to handle it by yourself, then it is time to hire an expert.
- Hire an expert
While simple plumbing tasks can be handled by any plumbing company you find in your phone book, having your sewer unclogged is a different matter. When you need to have your sewer unclogged effectively in your Monterey Park home, it is essential you hire an expert. With a longstanding reputation in the plumbing industry, Devan Plumbing Service is a local experienced Monterey Park Plumber. We have an arsenal of modern tools for unclogging sewer lines and are highly skilled at what we do. Our team of expert technicians will help you unclog your clogged sewer including any plumbing problem can throw at us.
With Devan Plumbing Service, you can rest assured of prompt response and a quality job should your sewer gets clogged. We welcome you to contact us to know more about our services and how we can help to keep your sewer in good condition at all times. Give Devan Plumbing Service a call today on (323) 310-2212 and have your sewer fixed.