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Why Your Side Sewer Cleanout Is Important
If you own a home, you need a side sewer cleanout to keep your sewer line clear. What exactly is a side sewer cleanout and why do you need it? Read on.
What Is a Side Sewer Cleanout?
A cleanout is an access point that a plumber can use for necessary maintenance and to make sure you don’t get stuck with a clogged sewer line. It is simply a capped opening that you can use to clear a blockage with the right clearing equipment.
Why Do I Need a Cleanout?
A side sewer cleanout presents a quick and easy way to prevent your sewer line from getting backed up, or to clear it if it does get backed up. When your sewer line gets backed up, you need to clear it as soon as possible to prevent water from coming back up into your house causing water damage. A cleanout access point is the most efficient way to get that line clear fast enough to minimize any potential damage or flooding.
Do I Have a Side Sewer Cleanout?
You probably do. However, it’s possible that you don’t, or, if you are not the first owner of your home or you have renovated it since buying it, it’s possible that someone covered up or otherwise blocked the cleanout, which is just as bad as not having one.
How Do I Find Out If I Have a Sewer Cleanout in My Home and What Do I Do If I Don’t?
If you cannot find your cleanout through visual inspection, or you have determined that you don’t have one or that it is covered up, it is time to call in a plumber with expertise in sewer systems. If your home is in the greater Syracuse area, the company to call is Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse.
For any issues with plumbing in greater Syracuse, Mr. Rooter plumbing can help, including examination of your sewer system, installation of a sewer system or managing sewer system hookups. Mr. Rooter Plumbing can provide full septic system service and maintenance, as well as help with more common plumbing problems like leaky pipes or broken water heaters. You’ll get a licensed plumber who is certified by Onondaga County for plumbing leak detection or any plumbing related project, someone who you’ll know can do the job and do it right.