Tips For Clearing a Sewer Line Clog

Sewer Line Repair

Sewer line clogs are one of the most frustrating plumbing problems for homeowners to face. Not only do they slow down progress by forcing slow drainage issues, but they can also cause messy backups and flooding which can cause potentially dangerous exposure to raw sewage. At JP’s Plumbing & Heating, we offer a variety of commercial and residential services including professional clog removal. Are you struggling with a blocked sewer line? Here are some methods and techniques that can help you remove the clog before the problem worsens.

Plunger Method

The first line of defense for any clog should be a quality plunger. Be sure you have two varieties on hand at all times. Flat bell shaped plungers are used for the flat drains found in sinks and bathtubs, while the cupped plungers are designed specifically for toilet clogs. Mixing up these two plungers could cause cross-contamination issues and illness. If the clog is small and near the surface, a few decent tugs should remove the blockage. If not, move on to the next step.

Enzyme Based Remover

If the plunger didn’t work, you can try using an enzyme based clog remover. Avoid harsh chemical based liquids that can harm your pipes. The enzyme cleaners will take longer to work, but your pipes will remain in good shape afterwards.

Manual Snake

If the enzymes didn’t successfully penetrate the clog, then you might need to forcibly push it out of the way with a snake. Be very careful when using a manual snake, as they can scratch and mar the pipes, drain and fixtures.

Clog Removal Service

It’s probably time to call a professional plumber if the first three options didn’t give you the results you wanted. The clog is most likely very deep inside your sewer line. In fact, the problem might even be caused by root growth or a damaged underground pipe. A licensed plumber will have the specialized equipment and training necessary to safely remove the clog and restore the flow inside your pipes.

Hydro Jetting

If you really want to avoid future clogs, then an occasional hydro jetting service is the way to go. Hydro jetting utilizes jets of water to gently but effectively blast away through layers of grease and grime, and is even powerful enough to rip through small roots. Your sewer line will be cleared and ready for several more years of use.

Need to Remove Your Stubborn Sewer Line Clog? Call JP’s Plumbing & Heating

Are you fed up with frequently clogged pipes? Get the help you need by calling the experts at JP’s Plumbing & Heating today. Our team of licensed and insured plumbers will come to your home or business with all the tools needed to get the job done right. Contact our office today to learn more about our wide range of residential and commercial services or to schedule an appointment with a certified plumber in Fairfield, New Canaan, Greenwich, Cos Cob, Darien, Greens Farms, Stratford, Milford, Wilton, Connecticut and other nearby communities.

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