Sewer Line Clearing and Repair in Monterey CA
Every urban property has a sewer lateral, which is the pipe running from your city’s main sewer line to the plumbing on your property. This pipe is responsible for carrying out all of the sewage that comes from your home’s toilets, showers, kitchen sink or other drain pipes on your property. All this waste is transported from your home to the city sewage treatment plant.
As a home owner there are a few things you need to know about your sewer lines.
What is a Sewer Cleanout?
Now that you know what the sewer lateral is, what it does, and what it is connected to, there is one more important piece to the puzzle, namely a sewer cleanout. The cleanout is an access point to your sewer lateral. When you have a sewer cleanout installed, it greatly facilitates the inspection process of any clogged or broken plumbing pipes by giving visual access for cameras, and an above-ground point for snaking or flushing clogged pipes.
If your property does not yet have a sewer cleanout, or if it’s in disrepair, it’s going to save you time and a great deal of trouble in the future if you get one installed or replace one that is old and faulty. After Hour Plumbing and Drain will use this entry point provided by the sewer cleanout to maintain, inspect and clear out your sewer pipes without having to dig them up to find blockages or breaks in the pipes.
In some older Monterey area properties, there may not be a sewer cleanout. In that case we can attempt to look into the system through a vent or the toilet flange using a camera to ascertain the problem. If it turns out there is a case of root intrusion in the sewer line, now is a great time to cut this section away, repair it, and install a sewer cleanout.