If you are a homeowner, knowing where your whole house clean
out pipe is situated is important. It could save valuable time and money in a
plumbing emergency. Drainpipes, sewer pipes, sewer lines - they are all the
same and can become clogged resulting to raw sewage seeping up into your
toilet, basement, or yard. When this happens the lines should be cleaned out by
a professional. And if you know where the whole house clean-out pipe is, the
plumbing professional can easily get to the clog.
Finding the clean-out pipe will be easy if you
know where the septic tank is located or at least if you know which side of the
house the septic tank is on. However, your clean-out pipe might be connected to
the city sewer and therefore, may not be connected to the septic tank.
Now look under the house for the main sewage
pipe that goes from the house to the septic tank. It will be about 4 inches in
diameter and will be either white PVC or metal usually black. Follow the pipe
to where it begins to go underneath the ground. Once you have located this, you
will know which side of the house the clean out pipe is located.
Finding a home’s clean out pipe is fairly easy to do, but it
may take a few tries. Hiring a professional plumber to come out and find the
clean-out might be a good idea if you have a hard time locating it. Some homes
don’t have clean-out pipes that are easy to find and sometimes they don’t have
them at all.
If the clean-out pipe isn't located fairly soon, take your search all the way
to the septic tank or the street. If you still can’t locate a clean out pipe,
then the chances are good that you don’t have one. It is not uncommon for a
home to not have a clean-out pipe, but it is not good to not have one either.
In an emergency situation when dangerous raw sewage is backing up into your
house or yard, finding that pipe is the key to quickly eliminating the problem.
Hiring a professional plumbing company like All About the Pipes Plumbing, Inc.
can locate or install a sewage clean-out pipe in less time than you can imagine
and at a better price too. They have a camera and locating device that will
help easily locate the clean-out pipes. Call us today and let us help you
protect your family against the dangers of a sewage back-up into your home or