What To Do To Prevent Blocked Sewer Drain?

Not to be judgmental or anything, but perhaps you should not have flushed all those things down the now-blocked sewer drain you would not be in this mess right now, would you? In hindsight, feminine hygiene products, wet tissues and even some types of toilet paper are far too risky to flush down the toilet. Or the tree in your back yard broke through the pipes and the blocked sewer drain trumps all those “save the rainforest” slogans you used to carry. In any case, you should call blocked sewer drain service and see where things go from there.

What they are going to do could be divided in several stages. The first thing the plumbers do when facing a blocked sewer drain is to reduce the pressure as much as possible. In other words, the water needs to be shut off, depending on where in the lines the clog really is. Some people had the foresight to install access routes to the main sewer clean out line. If you are one of them, there should be a special pipe – usually white – somewhere in the yard, with a clean out cap that can be removed and the pressure can be safely released. Otherwise, all that ‘water’ would end up back in your house.

Very few plumbers nowadays would resort to chemical drain cleaners, as these would typically only add to the problem rather than solve it. As a preventive to a blocked sewer drain, it is far more beneficial to fill all your sinks and your bathtub all the way to the top and release all of that clean water once or twice a month, in order to ensure there is no blockage left. That should flush out any residual waste and save you the money for the plumber.

If they cannot find the cause for the blocked sewer drain, some plumbers would use a special camera to scout the water pipes –not that it would do them any good if the cause is the tree root that undermined and punctured the drain. The older homes with decrepit pipes are especially vulnerable to this sort of predicament, as the trees in the yard are likely to be old as well, with well-developed roots that can force their way into any underground pipe. If that happens, you will be the one in need of saving, not the trees. Unfortunately, if this is the case, there will have to be some extensive work; it involves a lot of digging, replaced pipes and a hefty bill.