Your home’s waste disposal system is one of the most important things that you can take care of. If your septic system does not work properly, you could end up with wastewater backing up into your yard or your home. Fortunately, if you take proper care of your system, you should not have too many issues.
What is a Sewer Cleanout?
One of the most important things that you should know about your septic system is where your sewer cleanout line is. This cleanout is a pipe that has a cap on it. This pipe allows access to the sewer line. If there is a blockage in the line, it will allow for proper clean out of the septic system. If you do have a blockage, we will come out to inspect where the clog is. The cap for the cleanout will need to be unscrewed, and an auger will be used to cleanout the area. In some cases, Hydrojetting and other methods will be used. We may also use a camera to find the clog of your septic system.
How to Find a Septic Cleanout?
If you want to find your septic cleanout line the easy way, just give us a call. We will come out and locate it for you. If you would like to locate it yourself before you give us a call, the sewer cleanout line is somewhere along the lateral sewer line. Typically the cleanout is either near the home or on along the property line for easy access. In some cases, this access point is located in the basement. Once you have found the sewer access point, make sure that you keep the area around it clear. This includes keeping debris, grass, and trees away from the cleanout area.
Signs You Have a Sewer Line Blockage
In most cases, your septic system will give you some warning signs that there is an issue with a sewer line blockage.
- Slow toilet drains. If you find that when you flush your toilet, it flushes slow, or the water rises up to the top of the bowl, you have an issue with a clogged sewer drain.
- Slow kitchen/bathroom drains. If your sinks or bathtubs are slow to drain, there is a clog somewhere in your septic system.
- Noises. If you hear a gurgling noise whenever your drains are in use, you will have an issue with your septic system.
- Overly green grass. If the area where your septic system is located is overly lush and green, the septic tank is leaking somewhere.
- Smells. If you smell a raw sewage odor, there is a clog or leak somewhere in the system.
- Backups. If you start to have any kind of septic sludge backing up into your home, there is a clog in the sewer line, and it will need to be dealt with immediately.
If you find any of the above warning signs, please give us a call immediately. When these issues are left untreated, you could have a serious problem in your home. If the sewer system backs up into your home, you will have a mess to clean up. This mess will also be hazardous for you and your family’s health. If you see any kind of indication that you have a sewer line blockage, turn off your water supply, and do not use your plumbing at all.
Once you have turned off the water to your home, please give us a call. Our technicians are ready to come out to find out exactly what is causing your issues. One of our technicians will use your sewer cleanout to ensure that we properly get the clog out of your septic line. We offer fast and friendly service to all of our customers. Do not delay in calling us for any issues that you might have with your sewer system.