Do You Have To Clear Your Drain Every Year?

Do you have your sewer main line cleared once a year to maintain it? You shouldn’t ever have to do that. A sewer system that’s working right should not back up. Period. If the line has backed up, there’s a problem. In this article, we’ll go over why you should never have to clear your sewer mainline. We’ll also go over some things that could be going on if you need regular clearing appointments.

Why Do You Need To Clear The Pipes?

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There are several common causes for a sewer mainline backup. Sometimes someone flushes something they shouldn’t have and it gets stuck. Waste flushed after that has a good chance of also getting stuck until nothing can get past it. Clearing or cleaning the pipe can often solve this problem.

If that’s not the case, you may be dealing with a failing pipe. It may have offsets where the pipe separates and slips out of alignment. There could be bellies in the pipe, where the weight of the pipe has caused it to dip down and collect waste. On top of that, roots can sneak into the line through gaps or cracks in the pipe.

When Things Get Worse

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Once you start dealing with recurring problems, clearing your pipe can’t get rid of it forever. At some point, your mainline will fail. Once that happens, you’re limited in your options. At that point, your only option is to dig. The longer you let it go, the fewer options you have.

If you want to avoid the worst problems, it's a good idea to get your lines inspected as soon as you notice them acting up. That could be if your sink has trouble draining even after you clean it, or if your toilet gurgles when you flush it. People tend to ignore their sewer mainline until they have a major backup. But by then, you might have flooding to deal with, not to mention taking time off of work and replacing flooring.

If you have to clear your main line every year, it could be a better idea to have a camera inspection. That way you can see what is actually causing the problem and decide if you want to fix it. If you’re in the Utah market and want to get a look inside your pipes, Any Hour Services would be happy to help. You can book online or give us a call to schedule an appointment.

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Author: Nathanael Stuver
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Nov 24th 2022

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