Sewer and Drain Lines Cleaning Tips & Best Practices

Maintaining clean sewer and drain lines is essential to prevent blockages and ensure proper wastewater disposal. Here’s a brief summary of cleaning tips and best practices for sewer and drain lines: 1. Regular Inspection: Periodically inspect your sewer and drain lines for signs of clogs or damage. Look for slow drainage, gurgling sounds, or unpleasant … Read more

What is Sewer Line Inspection? Should You Do It?

In a main/sewer line inspection, a camera connected to a flexible cable is inserted inside the sewer line and as it moves along the pipes, it records the physical condition of the pipes. It has a monitor which shows clogs, cracks, tree roots and most importantly their location (depth) for accurate repairs. Sewer Line Inspection: … Read more

Private Sewer Laterals – Everything You Need to Know

A sewer lateral is the pipe which carries waste from your house to the public sewer line in the street. There is the upper lateral which is the pipe between your house and the property line, and the lower lateral which connects the upper lateral to the public sewer line outside your property. Private Sewer … Read more

When are You or the City Responsible for Sewer Lines

The city is responsible for the main public sewer line which runs along the street, and where all the neighborhood private sewer lines are connected to. On the other hand, the homeowner is responsible for the sewer line from the house to the street, including the section outside your property line (lower lateral). Determining responsibility … Read more

Sewage Smell Outside the House? Why and What to Do

A sewage smell outside the house is often caused by a leaking sewer line, backing up city sewer, blocked plumbing vent or problems with the septic tank. Poorly maintained septic tanks or leach fields will allow sewer gases to escape and hence the sewage smells outside the house. Here is a brief summary of this … Read more

The 8 Clear Signs of a Broken/Leaking Sewer Line

Clear Signs of a Broken/Leaking Sewer Line: It costs between $50 and $250 per foot to replace a sewer line. The cost is higher if the project involves digging trenches under concrete slabs. Sewer line replacement cost will also depend on the length of the sewer line, depth and the type of plumbing used. Expect … Read more

Signs, Causes & Troubleshooting a Clogged Sewer Line

A clogged sewer line is a plumbing issue that can lead to serious problems if not addressed promptly. Here’s a brief summary of the signs, causes, and troubleshooting steps for a clogged sewer line: Signs of a Clogged Sewer Line Causes of a Clogged Sewer Line Troubleshooting a Clogged Sewer Line It costs between $100 … Read more

Clean Toilet Smells so Bad? Why and What to Do

Causes Summary What to Do Summary Smelly Toilet Remedy: How to Fix Clean Toilets that Smell so Bad As I have already mentioned, a clean toilet that smells so bad can be caused by many things. You can therefore be stuck on where to start troubleshooting. There is however a method you can use to … Read more

How to Clean Smelly Drains Naturally

Smells in drains is caused by decomposing organic gunk trapped in the drainpipe, dry P-traps, clogged vent stacks, poor plumbing among other factors. The following is a simplified version of how to deal with smelly drains: How to Clean Smelly Drains Cleaning smelly drains can be a really easy and fast task depending on what … Read more

Smelly Garbage Disposal? Why and How to Get Rid Of It

Some traces of food and other wastes are left inside the garbage disposal making it smell really bad after decomposition. In some cases, the smell from a garbage disposal comes from outside the disposal unit, like the dishwasher or P-trap A smelling garbage disposal is caused by decomposing food scraps trapped in the unit or … Read more