What's the Purpose of a Sewer Clean-Out?
A drain cleanout, or sewer cleanout, provides access to the main sewer line. It’s a good way to keep a home’s plumbing clean, and forms a vital part of the flush-through process. However, have you been able to spot one around your property? Here is the need to know information on the sewer cleanout that works for you:
Location (if your house has one)
Finding where your sewer cleanout actually is is the first step to understanding how they work. If your house does indeed have one, as not all do (while some homes don’t have one, some are simply located on the street), you’ll be most likely to find it around the close exterior of your property.
If you have a septic system installed within your home, you’ll be most likely to find the cleanout in a 3 foot radius of your foundation. Similarly, you may actually find the cleanout inside the home itself, especially if you’re living in a pre 1950s home. If you have a basement, it’s most likely there. If not, it could be in the attic, or even a crawl space between walls.
A sewer cleanout consists of a series of vertical piping, just protruding out over the neutral ground surface, that can be easily accessed and unscrewed in case of emergency. Directly connected to the nearby sewer or home installed septic tank, a sewer cleanout often acts as part of a ventilation and dumping system, providing easy access for Sewer Cleaning, IL.
The main purpose of a sewer cleanout is to prevent a nearby sewer system from backing up or malfunctioning, and then pushing sewer material back up into nearby domestic properties. It helps to keep a property’s plumbing system in good shape, by allowing for buildups and runoffs in small quantities, and is a quick and easy way to remove a sewer blockage from your house.
There are many benefits to having a sewer cleanout installed either in or around your home. Indeed, most homeowners see the value in having one or more cleanouts installed thanks to the reasons below:
Cost Effective: A sewage pipe can do untold damage if it becomes blocked, and there’s nothing restricting its access into your home. Your floors, walls, and furniture could be covered in waste, which ultimately soaks through and is expensive to get rid of.
Accessible: Any plumbing professional would recommend the use of a sewer cleanout, as they’re easier to access, and take far less time to clean out. This is in comparison to removing plumbing essentials such as pipes and toilets, if a sewer cleanout is not present.
Prevents Drainage Eyesores: Sewers run all over your street, and they’ll be located underneath your house and garden too. When these back up and burst, they can flood your entire property. With a sewer cleanout, this is no longer a problem. It’s much easier to live with a small, protruding pipe than having to dig up a lawn to fix a problem!
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