Know your drains:
1: What’s the main line?

A main line is the pipe that the drain cleaning services install in order to pump the wastewater out of the building or home. All the pipes and drains of a building fall in the main line that further carries the waste water and it’s then transported to wastewater treatment system.

2: What causes a clogged sewer line?

There are multiple reasons when it comes to why the sewer lines are blocked or get clogged. The most common reason is leaving tree sections, plants, broken pipes, debris and other such stuff. The tree roots can grow and turn into plants blocking the sewer line. When the line gets blocked, it’s called clogging. And clogging causes drain to stop working and wastewater is not released.

3: What should I not release in sinks or toilets?

There are a good number of things and items that should not be thrown into sinks and toilets. However, most important are strong alcohol, grease and other food leftovers. These things block the path and cause severe clogging.

4: What are the reasons of sewer smell in a basement?

Most of the time basements produce smell because the sewer pipe is damaged or uncovered. The section where it’s damaged releases the smell that spreads in the whole basement and creates problems for the residents.

…basements produce smell because the sewer pipe is damaged OR Uncovered.

5: Why shouldn’t I use acid?

This is something most of the people want to know. Acid is dangerous and penetrates quickly into the drain lines. Whether it be a toilet or sink, you should not use acid because it damages the drain system and reduces life of the drain pipes. Thus the pipes expire a long before they should and cost the building or homeowners to pay more for maintenance.

6: How to fix a clogged drain?

There are a few ways that actually work when it comes to fixing a clogged rain. However, all methods have their pros and cons. When it comes to the best method for cleaning a clogged drain and that’s using a plunger or chemicals. If the clog is not too heavy, a good chemical should be fine. In case of heavy or severe clogging, the homeowners should use a plunger or call a drain cleaning service.

…basements produce smell because the sewer pipe is damaged OR Uncovered.

7: What happens when drain is clogged?

Drains carry all the wastewater of a building or house that’s then transported to wastewater treatment plants. However, if the drain is clogged or blocked, the wastewater will not be released. When wastewater is not released, drains get stuck and become full of the waste. Homeowner can’t further use sinks, toilets and showers. If they do so, the wastewater enters their houses, kitchen, gets out of the sinks and toilets. That refers to a huge mess in the house.

8: What causes low pressure water?

Low pressure water is seriously one of the worst problems for the homeowners and building owners. There are many reasons behind this and why the water pumped into lines comes with low pressure or too low to be used. The possible reasons are valves can be shut off, pipes might be clogged, crimped water lines or there can be issue with water being sent to the lines on the water providers end.

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9: When should I hire a sewer cleaning company?

If the plunger hasn’t done the trick it might be time to call in the professionals. If Drano (we don’t suggest using) isn’t restoring the flow it might be time to pick up the phone. If time is a luxury you cannot spare, call Conan!