Sewer Line Clean Outs

Sewer Line Clean Outs

So many things can clog the drains in your property. Hair, roots, small toys, hygiene products, and other miscellaneous items can make their way down the drain and lead to a sewer line backup. Fortunately, unclogging a drain becomes much easier for a plumber when the property has a sewer clean out.

Sewer clean outs aren’t a topic of daily discussion, but they are an essential part of a plumbing system. If something goes wrong with your sewer system, you’ll quickly realize how much of a help the clean out can be.

Sewer Clean Out

Plumbing pipes run throughout your property, and each of them comes to join the central system called a stack. From here, all the waste runs out of the property and goes into either a septic tank or the public sewage system.

Over time, blockages in your plumbing system can occur. The clean out is a pipe covered with a cap that rises just a few inches above the ground to provide access to the sewer line. Having a sewer clean out allows the plumber to easily access the system and disperse the clog.


It’s important that you’re aware of where the sewer clean out is located. Usually, it’s somewhere along the lateral sewer line. In some properties — especially older ones — this can be just outside the home or building. However, for some buildings, the clean out may be located indoors, like in the basement.

It’s important to know where these lines are so they can be accessed as soon as possible in the event of a plumbing problem. It is also helpful to keep the surrounding areas clear so that it’s easy to reach the clean out in case of an emergency.

Why Sewer Clean Outs Are Important

When you have a backed-up sewer, a plumber can quickly run a camera inspection through the clean out, reaching the main drain to identify the problem. Once the plumber recognizes the issue, its location, and the blockage type, they can choose a suitable solution. After the work is completed, the plumber may again use the camera to examine the drain line and make sure the blockage is entirely gone.

Clean outs are great not just to unclog your drains right away, but also to avoid future or frequent drain problems. If there’s no clean out, the plumber may have to attempt to remove the clog through the toilet. But this becomes more of a challenge, and unfortunately, it is often less effective than going through a clean out.

Need Help with Your Sewer Clean Out System? Contact ULB-DRY Waterproofing!

Because all sewer pipes run beneath the property’s foundation, you can’t observe any problems until you start experiencing backed up lines, slow draining, or something even worse. This is where a sewer clean out comes to the rescue. The experts at ULB-DRY Waterproofing use clean outs for investigating the sewer lines and easily clearing any blockages in your plumbing system.

This is why having a functional and accessible clean out is incredibly important for your property. If you have any more questions, or if you think there’s a problem with your clean out system, we’d be happy to help. We understand that every property is unique, and several factors need to be considered when clearing blockages via clean outs. At ULB-DRY Waterproofing, our team can assess your plumbing needs and cater to the problem in the most suitable way possible. Get in touch with us today and we’ll suggest a guaranteed solution for your property.

Sewer Line Clean Out
Sewer Clean Outs