How to Fix a Clogged Mainline
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When your pipes start percolating like a coffeemaker, the basement floor drain is repeatedly wet or water gurgles into the bathroom sink after you flush the toilet, the mainline plumbing system in your home is probably clogged.
Your home's plumbing system resembles a tree. Small branches lead off the trunk, the mainline, to connect with the various drains throughout the house. When this central pipe is clogged, water and debris do not properly flow away from the sinks, toilets, showers, dishwasher, garbage disposal and washing machine. A serious blockage located deeper in the line can lead to a destructive flood of water or raw sewage inside your home.
A Clogged Mainline Requires Immediate Action From a Professional
It is critical that you address the problem as soon as it arises. Professional attention is typically required to flush the backlogged sludge out of the pipes. The Original Plumbing Company is on call all hours of the day to attend to emergency situations like this.
Until we arrive, you should shut off the main source of water to prevent further damage. You should also remove the rubber cap from the sewer cleanout line, a short, white pipe that is either in the yard or basement. This relieves the pressure building up inside the mainline pipe and allows water to flow out. If possible, place a large bucket nearby to prevent sewage from contaminating your home or drinking water.
Our plumbing experts will inspect your system to identify the source of the problem. In many cases, we are able to break up the obstruction with a plumber's auger or a high-powered water hose. We also use high-tech equipment, including video camera scopes, to identify deeper issues, such as tree roots that have broken through the lateral sewer pipe buried underground.
Call Today With any Questions or to Receive a Quote for Your Mainline Clog
Contact The Original Plumbing Company's sewer specialists at (800) 863-1979 to get your mainline unclogged quickly and cost-efficiently.