Sewer Cleaning

What is a Sewer Cleaning?

Sewer cleaning is not a topic that most people want to think about, let alone discuss. But much like any other type of utility, it does require service from time to time. It’s best to inform you what you can do to prevent, or deal with a sewer line failure in advance in ordered not to be panicked or overwhelmed if it ever should occur.

What is your Sewer Line actually?

First, let’s talk about what your sewer line actually is. Think of your drain line system as a tree; the fixtures (sinks, toilets, etc.) are the leafs, the drain line that they are immediately connected to are the twigs, the common line where they first connect together are the branches, and finally they all come together in one main sewer line which is the trunk. As you can see from this analogy is that the most heavily trafficked area of this system is the trunk, from this point on referred to as the main sewer line. The main line is handling all the drain waste water from the entire property. All the sinks, toilets, washing machines, and dishwashers travel through this one main line. These fixtures also bring along more than water; hair, grease, food particles are just some of the potential residue traveling through your sewer line. Once the main line leaves your property, there is potential for further blockages such as tree roots. If any of these one items is allowed to build up enough, eventually you may experience a full sewer line blockage. Keep in mind all that water we mentioned earlier that travels through the main line, it now has nowhere to go except out of the lowest opening in your sewer line that it can find. This low point is generally somewhere in your basement, perhaps a shower, toilet, laundry sink or floor drain. This wastewater backup can be quite messy and smelly but fear not, there is something that you can do to prevent this situation. It’s called Preventive Sewer Line Cleaning.

Time to Call Pro Drain Inc.:

This is where Pro Drain Inc. comes in for your sewer cleaning. We have one customer in particular located in the Wykagyl section in the city of New Rochelle NY. This picturesque neighborhood is renowned for its natural beauty, including many large trees. This resident has a very aggressive growing tree in front of their home. The roots grow into the sewer line at such a rate, that the main line will clog every 7-8 months if not cleaned regularly. This particular basement has been beautifully finished, so it goes without saying that a sewer backup is particularly inconvenient. The good news that we clean the line on a bi-annual schedule, cutting out the tree roots before they can cause a messy sewer back up. We’ve been doing this for the last three years at this location, and we’re very happy to say that there have been zero sewer clogs in that time.