San Antonio Sewer Line Cleaning Service

When you pull the plug in your bathtub or sink, you want the wastewater to immediately swirl away down the drain so you can go about your day, and that's usually what happens. Maybe that's why it's so frustrating when it doesn't happen and you're faced with slow drains or other problems that indicate you need sewer line cleaning services from a qualified San Antonio plumber.

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An open drain cover with a long sewer snake inserted into the hole for sewer line cleaning in San Antonio.

Dealing with a plumbing issue is never a pleasant task, but it's even worse when the problem is lurking deep in your wastewater disposal lines and you're not even sure exactly what is causing it. Rely on the qualified plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing for expert San Antonio sewer line cleaning and dozens of other services. Our trustworthy team has the experience and skill to care for your entire plumbing system with expert cleaning, repair, maintenance, and installation services.

Our Professional San Antonio Sewer Line Cleaning Services

When you call our team of plumbing experts for San Antonio sewer line cleaning and other plumbing services, you can rest assured that we will arrive on time, in uniform, and with all the equipment and expertise needed to get your system back in perfect working order. We have decades of combined experience in residential and commercial plumbing, so we know where to look to find issues others may miss. We also know what to do to get the issue solved so all the parts of your system are able to serve your household as intended by keeping it comfortable and sanitary. When it comes to sewer line cleaning, in San Antonio, TX property owners can get the very best service from the pros at Mr. Rooter.

Thorough Inspection

When local homeowners and business owners call us for San Antonio sewer line cleaning, they often don't know they need sewer line cleaning—they just know something is not right and they want it solved fast before the mystery problem causes a nasty problem like a sewer backup. That's why the first thing your San Antonio plumber will do is take the time to carry out a complete inspection of your wastewater system so they can come up with a diagnosis and offer a recommendation on the best way to get the issue solved and return your system to full function.

During the inspection, your plumber may need to look at as much of the outside of your lines as possible, but when it comes to issues related to sewer line cleaning, San Antonio, TX plumbers typically need to carry out a video inspection as well so they can find the precise location of the blockage in your system. We will lower a small video camera with a bright LED light into your pipe, then maneuver it through your drainage system while it records video footage. Once it has been removed from your sewer line, we will interpret the video footage to discover what the issue is, and where in your system it is, so we can come up with a plan to get it removed and get you back to your daily routines.

HydroScrub® Jetting

When it comes to professional drain cleaning or sewer line cleaning, hydro jetting services are by far the most efficient and effective method of getting the job done. Hydro jetting machines use high-pressure jets of water to blast away clogs and built-up debris that are blocking the flow of water in your pipes. It scours the inside walls of your pipes clean as well, which means clog-causing substances can't build up so fast in the future and you won't experience problems with blockages as often. Hydro jet sewer cleaning also extends the lifespan of your pipes, so you won't need to worry about early pipe replacement. As an added bonus, this no-mess sewer line cleaning technique pushes blockages through your pipes and into the city sanitary sewer, instead of pulling them back up into your house and risking a big mess splashing everywhere.

Sewer Line Repair or Replacement

A basic clogged pipe can typically be handled by San Antonio sewer line cleaning services, but if the problem is related to seriously damaged sewer lines that have suffered from tree root intrusion or other factors such as seismic movement, your plumbing is going to need a bigger intervention than just sewer line cleaning. Conventionally, pipe repair or replacement was accomplished by digging a huge trench across the yard or cutting open walls to access the parts of the system that were hidden or buried. But with trenchless repair and replacement techniques, homeowners can expect a far less destructive and invasive process that eliminates the need to dig a trench. In most cases, we only need to dig two small holes, and your sewer line is fitted with a lining that cures and hardens in place to stop leaks and seal up weak points, or a new length of pipe is threaded into the space left behind by the old one.

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Why Mr. Rooter Is the Top Choice for San Antonio Sewer Line Cleaning

Your home is your castle, and your plumbing is a very important part of what makes your castle an enjoyable and convenient place to spend time. That's why, when your system is malfunctioning, it's critically important to have access to a trusted San Antonio plumbing service that can whip it back into shape effectively and quickly—and that's what you get when you call the team of licensed plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Antonio.

Whether you need San Antonio sewer line cleaning or other plumbing repair, maintenance, and installation services, rely on our experienced team to answer all your questions and address your concerns before we get started on the work. We'll also provide an honest, upfront, flat rate for the work that needs to be done so you can make an informed decision on what's best for your property and have complete peace of mind knowing that it is being carried out capably and professionally.

We don't just do scheduled residential service—business owners can count on us for experienced commercial plumbing services, and we provide emergency plumbing service 24 hours per day and seven days per week to get your plumbing running properly again any time of the day or night.

Workmanship and Parts Guarantee

We only hire the most highly skilled and experienced plumbers San Antonio has to offer. We are confident that our team will be able to get your plumbing work done right the first time, which is the reason why we back them up with a guarantee on all workmanship and parts. You can rely on us to provide excellent workmanship and high-quality parts, along with effective sewer line cleaning solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About San Antonio Sewer Line Cleaning

Do Your Plumbers Offer Sewer Line Cleaning Services?

Yes, we do! You can count on the expert plumbers at Mr. Rooter for sewer line cleaning. It's a good idea to ask rather than just assuming, though, because some individual plumbers and plumbing companies don't have the right equipment and training to deal with sewer line cleaning. San Antonio property owners can also rely on us for services such as:

  • Drain cleaning service
  • Hot water heater repair
  • Water heater installation
  • Leak detection
  • Burst pipes
  • Fixture installation
  • Water line repair
  • Water softener installation
  • Gas line replacement
  • Preventative maintenance
  • And much more

What's the Difference Between Drain Cleaning and Sewer Line Cleaning?

These two terms are quite often used interchangeably and sometimes it can seem like everyone you ask has a slightly different definition of what exactly they mean. In our experience, the difference is related to the location of the clog, blockage, or buildup. Your wastewater disposal system has smaller drain lines that connect to a main stack, and the sewer line extends from the stack across your property to the point where it meets the city sanitary sewer. A clogged drain that requires drain cleaning is a problem with a blockage in a drain line that leads from a fixture to the main stack, or in the actual fixture's drain. A sewer line clog that needs San Antonio sewer line cleaning, on the other hand, is a blockage in the main stack or the main sewer line that connects to the city sewer. Whether it's a problem for drain cleaning or sewer line cleaning, San Antonio, TX residents can trust the professional plumbers at Mr. Rooter to get it fixed up and back to normal function.

What Causes the Need for San Antonio Sewer Line Cleaning?

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There are a few different reasons why your sewer main line may be blocked, but the most common situation is that something was flushed or rinsed down your drain lines that don't belong there. But there are other factors that can cause it to happen as well. Here are the four most common issues your local plumber has discovered during sewer line cleaning:

  • Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG): Fat, oil, and grease are a plumber's number one enemy. A lot of people think it's just fine to pour grease down their drains because it's liquid when it goes into the pipe. But the problem is that grease buildup coats the interior of your lines and creates a slimy, sticky coating that holds onto other debris like hair clumps that follow it down the drain. That soon results in a large, stubborn clog that blocks the flow of wastewater through your lines.
  • Other Substances and Items: Your sewage lines are only for disposing of three things: wastewater, sewage waste, and toilet paper. If you have an in-sink garbage disposal you may be able to get away with some food scraps, but everything else needs to be kept out of your sewer system. That includes stuff like paper towels, hygiene products, clumps of hair, food scraps such as coffee grounds, and much more. It also includes smaller things that can fall down your drain accidentally or be sent down there by children, such as razor blades, small toys, bottle caps, and other items. The easiest way to avoid that problem so you don't need frequent San Antonio sewer line cleaning is by keeping foreign objects and substances out of your drains.
  • Tree Root Intrusion: This is a surprise to some homeowners, but tree roots are a major problem for lines that are buried underground. This occurs because tree roots wrap themselves around buried lines and constrict as they grow, putting immense pressure on your line until it cracks. Once roots come into contact with wastewater inside the pipe, they grow very quickly and can fill your entire main sewer line so wastewater can't get through at all.

How Often is San Antonio Sewer Line Cleaning Necessary?

Most people get San Antonio sewer line cleaning on an as-needed basis when they encounter a problem that needs to be dealt with. But there are actually some huge benefits to routine cleaning when there isn't necessarily anything obvious that's wrong. It extends the lifespan of your system so you can avoid replacements and repairs for longer, and it also eliminates issues before they can start bothering you, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you won't be dealing with a clogged sewer line any time soon.

Count On Your Local Plumber for San Antonio Sewer Line Cleaning

If you live in San Antonio, TX, or a nearby area such as Alamo Heights, Converse, or Shavano Park, there's no need to search for an experienced plumber who can handle sewer line cleaning—just call the pros at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Antonio for expert plumbing services.

Get in contact with us today by calling to book an appointment for residential or commercial services, or to speak with our friendly customer service staff about what we can do to repair, maintain, and enhance your plumbing system.

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