Standard Sewer Cleaning

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    Standard Sewer Cleaning

    For standard sewer cleaning, the main sewer line for your property plays a crucial role, running beneath the home or building and connecting perpendicularly to the city’s main sewer line. All the drain lines in your home tie into this main sewer line in some way, usually through branch lines and vertical stack pipes.


    If your main sewer line becomes clogged, several signs indicate this issue.

    1. Water and/or sewage comes up through your drains. This could happen from your toilet, bathtub, sink, floor drain, and even from outside drains.
    2. Toilets and/or other drains run slowly and don’t drain well.
    3. There is a sewer gas odor that can be detected.
    4. The ejector pump is running more often than usual.
    5. The catch basin in the back of the property or basement starts filling up.
    Identifying Sewer Issues

    If you notice any signs of sewer problems, such as slow drainage or foul odors, it’s crucial to act promptly. A sewer rodding service can address these issues effectively.

    Understanding Sewer Cleaning Methods

    There are various methods for cleaning out sewer lines, each tailored to specific blockages. A standard approach involves using a power rodding machine equipped with a 5/8” cable that can extend up to 80 to 100 feet in length. The machine is fitted with various attachments to tackle different types of blockages effectively.

    The Power Rodding Process

    Plumbers select the appropriate attachment based on the nature of the blockage. Common attachments include spearheads and cutters of different sizes, such as 6”, 4”, and 2”. The cable is inserted into the drain access point, and the machine is activated to spin through the line, dislodging debris and obstructions.

    Addressing Stubborn Blockages

    In cases of soft blockages or grease buildup, traditional methods may prove ineffective. Hydro-jet rodding offers a solution by utilizing high-pressure water to break down and flush out stubborn debris.

    For comprehensive sewer cleaning services, trust our team to address any blockages or issues efficiently. Contact us to schedule a standard sewer cleaning service tailored to your needs.

    For additional information or scheduling, please contact 4S Plumbing at 773-353-3060.

    You may also text 312-420-6081 for questions or scheduling