Sewer Line Cleaning

Sewer line cleaning is a task that you can hire a plumber to do to ensure that wastewater drains properly from your home. Sometimes, there are situations where the wastewater gets stuck in your home, which causes a backup. Backed-up wastewater can cause problems, like making your house smell bad and creating mold. Please continue reading to learn more about sewer line cleanings and when you should hire a plumber to complete this task. A sewer line cleaning can help you minimize the plumbing problems you see regularly.

What Does Sewer Line Cleaning Do?

Sewer line cleanings are typically routine maintenance that many homeowners need to invest in if they want to keep their plumbing working great. However, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to neglect these regular cleanings and encounter plumbing issues as time passes. Sewer line cleaning removes sludge, debris, and grease from your pipes so that wastewater can easily drain from your home.

People might also schedule a sewer line cleaning when they notice a problem with their home, like flooding. These situations can be considered emergencies, and plumbers might charge an additional fee to handle emergency plumbing situations. Maintaining a routine sewer line cleaning would be the best way to save money in the long-term.

How To Know When You Need a Sewer Line Cleaning

If you own a home, you should clean your sewer line once every two years to keep your plumbing system working well. If a few years have passed and you haven’t noticed any problem, you should still contact a plumber to clean your sewer line. Otherwise, you could face flooding or trouble draining your wastewater, which can cause a disturbing smell in your home. 

Sometimes, even if you don’t notice a smell coming from your wastewater, the people visiting your home will because it’s common for people to become nose blind to the smells in their own house. Contact a plumber once every two years for a sewer line cleaning, or contact a plumber if you notice any flooding within your home. Some households need a sewer line cleaning more often than other households, depending on the state of the pipes and what’s been happening to them.


How Long Will The Sewer Cleanout Service Take?

Fortunately, calling a plumber for your standard or emergency sewer line cleaning won’t take very long. Ideally, it will take your plumber a few hours to complete the sewer line cleanout unless there is something severe going on with your plumbing system.

If you have severe problems that your plumber needs to resolve before they complete your sewer line cleanout, they will let you know and give you a price estimate.  An example of a situation that could cause your sewer line cleaning to take longer is if your basement has flooded with wastewater. This is because the plumbers will need to wade through the flooded basement to access the drain, which could take a while. You might also have roots in your sewer line that your plumber needs to get rid of to drain your wastewater properly. Tree roots are one of the most common causes of wastewater backups and fixing those takes more work than just running a snake down the line.

What To Do If There’s a Wastewater Backup

If you notice water flooding your basement, or wastewater backing up into your tubs, or flooding on your bathroom flowers – your sewer line needs cleaning! Call your plumber immediately and avoid the flooded areas as wastewater can be home to bacteria that will make you ill.

Final Thoughts

Contact us at (520) 214-2149 when you need a sewer line cleaning. Our professionals will come out for emergency services or standard maintenance so that your plumbing system works as fantastically as possible. We have years of industry experience and can resolve any plumbing issues you encounter during our sewer line cleaning. When your house floods with wastewater, you need a professional to come in and resolve the problem immediately.  You need Economy Plumbing Services!