Sewer Main Clog Clearing

Sewer Main Clog Clearing - Auchinachie Services

Are your sewer lines backing up?  Are the fixtures in your bathroom and kitchen not draining as fast as they used to or not at all?  You may have a sewer line clog that needs service by a professional and the expert sewer line cleanout professionals at Auchinachie can get the job done for you quickly and provide results that last.  We’ve gone all-in by investing in the best main sewer cleanout technology available in the Greater Binghamton region.

What Causes Clogs in Your Sewer Main?

Clogs deep in your sewer system can be due to normal everyday blockages such as hygiene products, paper towels, toilet paper and other products that shouldn’t be flushed down a toilet.  Even more common, especially in the Binghamton region, are blockages caused by encroaching root systems.  Steps you can take to try and prevent sewer main blockages are:

  1. Encourage those you live with to not flush anything down the toilet but toilet paper.
  2. Install a catch-all in showers and baths to prevent hair, paper towels and other harmful materials from entering your drains
  3. Avoid putting certain items down the kitchen sink such as cooking oil or coffee grinds
  4. Remove any trees or shrubbery that is planted above your main sewer line

How to Tell You have a Main Sewer Blockage?

An obvious sign that you have a main sewer line clog is when you observe backups coming up through other drains such as a sink or bath tub.  Another sure sign is gurgling noises coming from your sink as it drains.  Yet another obvious sign is unpleasant smells emitting from your drains.  All these indicators should be danger signs to the homeowner and action must be taken quickly to insure damage to the home doesn’t occur from a serious blockage.  If you are unsure if you are experiencing a normal drain clog or a main sewer line clog, it’s best to call one of our plumbing experts at 607) 352-3100.

How We Assess Your Main Sewer Line Blockage

sewer main clog clearingAt Auchinachie, we’ve invested heavily in the technology needed to quickly assess and diagnose treatment of a main sewer line clog.  If you are experiencing frequent sewer line back-up’s, you must have a professional come to your home and inspect the line using a submersible camera.  This allows our professional plumbers to view your blockage and formulate a plan for proper removal.  Regardless of whether it is a paper towel, a feminine product, or a root system intrusion, we’ll be able to show you first-hand what the problem is and explain to you our recommended course or action for removal.

Hydro Jetting Your Sewer Main Using a “Jetter”

While a drain snake or auger can temporarily loosen a minor blockage, a more permanent solution is to use a hydro jet to unblock the drain.  Hydro jetting you sewer main utilize a high-velocity jet of water that emits from the head of the jetter in both forward and reverse to remove debris and blockages such as scale, dirt, grease, oil and roots.  Rather than simply pushing the debris around, a hydro jetting removes all debris and essentially returns your sewer main to a “like-new” condition.

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  • Benefits of Hydro Jetting Your Sewer Main
  • Thoroughly cleans your drains, not just unclogging them
  • Removes dangerous blockages that can damage your home
  • Eliminates clogs quickly along with bacteria
  • Effectively clears out pipe walls, preventing future clogs
  • Environmentally safe and prolongs the life of your sewer main

Main Sewer Line Replacement

In some cases where tree or shrub roots have damaged your main line, it may be time for a replacement.  The professional plumbers at Auchinachie have replaced countless main sewer lines for Binghamton area homeowners.  A camera inspection of your sewer main by our team will quickly show you if your sewer main is too damaged or how much life it may have left. 

While sewer main line replacement can be a big investment, it is many times a necessary replacement cost in the Binghamton region due to many of our homes having been built in the early 1900’s.  When you entrust Auchinachie with your sewer line replacement, you get the peace-of-mind in knowing the job will be done correctly and quickly to get you back to your normal, daily routine in no time. 

Trust Auchinachie with All Your Sewer Main Repairs

Regardless of whether you’d like one of our sewer main repair experts to come to your home to inspect your sewer main or if you’re ready for a full sewer main replacement, Auchinachie has the technology and the team in place to take care of all your sewer line repairs.  Call us at (607) 352-3100 to speak with a qualified plumbing expert and schedule your appointment today!

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