November 4, 2014
When your sewer drains are clogged, the water has no place to go and could back up into your home. If you notice multiple fixtures are clogged, water is backing up into your sinks or toilets, or there’s drainage around your outdoor plumbing lines, call our 24 hour emergency plumbing service immediately.
Sewer problems in Houston, Texas can occur for a number of reasons. Often, sewer blockages are attributed to roots in the line or trouble within the line itself. The easiest, most affordable way to tackle blockages is to use a sewer auger to clean out the pipe.
What is a sewer auger?
During a sewer auger, our professional plumbers send a cable into the pipe to dislodge the stubborn clog. Once the blockage is dislodged, our experts go in from every possible angle to scrape the pipe clean of any sewage, mineral deposits, or soap scum. This process helps the pipe drain as well as possible.
If your home was built prior to 1979 (as many Houston homes were), your pipes may be missing what is known as a “clean-out”. If our servicemen notice this, we may suggest a sewer clean-out installation.
What is a sewer clean out?
A clean out is a capped pipe providing an additional access point to the sewer line. When your sewer lines are blocked, a clean out can allow quick access to the blockage, which could be crucial in preventing an overflow.
While a clean-out installation is expensive, the long-term benefits far outweigh the immediate costs. The additional access point from a clean out allows the drains to be augured from both sides. This helps restore your pipes to their optimal drainage potential.
Many Houston homeowners wait until it’s too late to address sewer problems and drain blockages. If your pipes are clogged, don’t hesitate to call the AAA AUGER 24 hour plumbing service. Call 713.465.1777 to schedule an appointment today!
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