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Question DetailsAsked on 10/18/2017

broken pipe under house

clogged drain

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Iann M

Answered 2 years ago by Member Services


If you mean a plugged, not 'broken" as indicated in the question title, for blockage in the lines under the house or in the below-ground portion, I would go to a Sewer Cleaning company. I also recommend, if it has not been done in the past 5 years or so, having them rout/jet out the sewer line all the way to the septic tank or street sewer, because just breaking up the clog where it is can result in it moving down the line and jamming up again.

Sewer lines tend to clog up pretty good in 20 years or so - quicker if not much hot water showers or washer loads are done, or if a lot of garbage disposal use or grease put down the drains. So they should be routed out complete length every 15-20 years - and every time you get a clog in the lines downflow of the "stack" or in the sink drain line downstream of the trap - the sewer riser pipes and individual fixture runs inside the house, to clear out the fiber/soap scum/grease buildups which tend to reduce the pipe diameter and promote clogging.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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