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Question DetailsAsked on 11/7/2016

my kitchen sinks and bathroom sink are backed-up

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Below is a sample response to your general question - more answers to the same issue can be found below this answer and that one if you are logged in (if not logged in just the most recent questions show up), and many more answers including some more detailed ones about sewer snaking and full-diameter routing versus jetting can be found in the Home > Plumbing link in Browse Projects, at lower left. Also some discussions on how a full septic tank or over-satured leach field can sometimes cause this.


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Basically, if the lowest elevation drains in the house are NOT backing up, then the clog is in your in-house stack (drain/waste/vent piping) and a snaking by a Plumber will commonly clear it. If the lowest-elevation drain(s) are backing up, clog is likely in the low-slope underground piping to the septic tank or street sewer and a Drain Cleaning contractor to clean the pipes of soap scum and fiber and grease buildup is probably what you need. Some plumbing outfits (usually only larger or remote ones) have this equipment for long runs, but most leave the long-run and underground cleaning to specialty drain cleaning companies.

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