What is a Sewer Cleanout?
A sewer cleanout is a pipe with a removable top lid that is connected to the sewer line. Usually, they are outside and rise vertically from the sewer line flush with the surface area, and can been seen in the lawn. When the lid is removed the sewer line can be accessed with sewer cleaning machinery to clear your blocked sewer pipe, or to run a sewer video camera to inspect the line.
Advantages of Sewer Cleanouts
A blocked or damaged sewer line is never a enjoyable experience for a homeowner or business. Clearing blockages in a sewer line is easier if there is a “cleanout” installed on the sewer line. The cleanout allows the technician to access the sewer line easily and use larger sewer clearing equipment to remove the blockages. Most of the time, cleanouts are located outside, and the sewer cleaning job can be done outside of your home. If you have a cleanout, make sure you know where it is located in case the need arises to clean your sewer line.
Cleanouts – Smart Choice
If you do not have a sewer cleanout, you should consider having one installed for easier cleaning, maintenance or video inspection in the future. Having an outdoor sewer cleanout installed is a smart choice for any property owner because it makes it much simpler and faster for a plumber to access your sewer line in case of an emergency.