At Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp., we offer a wide range of commercial and residential plumbing services, including sewer drain cleaning. In a recent post, we discussed the signs and causes of sewer line clogs. This month, we are taking that topic a step further to discuss unclogging a sewer drain and preventing future clogs.

How to Access and Clean Out Your Home's Sewer Main Drain

Cleaning the Sewer Drain

The sewer main drain is the pipe that transports all wastewater from your home into the city sewer system. If this drain becomes clogged, all of the drains in your home will begin to back up. When a clog first appears, many homeowners choose to tackle the problem on their own. To do so, you must break up the clog by running a sewer drain snake through the main clean-out. If you are lucky, the snake will resolve the problem and eliminate the clog.

Sewer Drain Clean-Out

Many homeowners do not know how to access the main clean-out. Typically, residents in and around Indianapolis will find their clean-outs in the basement or in the floor near a toilet or floor drain. The clean-out is usually a large pipe with a threaded plug on top. If your home does not have a clean-out, you should consider installing one; it will make sewer drain maintenance easier and less expensive in the future.

Persistent Clogs

If you are unable to clear the clog on your own, call Commercial Grease Corp. for fast, reliable service. We will gladly scope the drain with a camera to locate the source of the problem. In a matter of minutes, our hydro jet will clear the line of obstructions. To prevent future clogs, we suggest scheduling routine drain cleaning services.

Preventing Clogs

In addition to scheduling routine drain cleaning, there are a few simple steps you can take to prevent sewer drain clogs in the future. First, be careful about what you flush down the toilet. Make sure non-biodegradable items like tissues, feminine hygiene products, and baby wipes, are not flushed down the drain. Second, minimize the amount of grease and oils that get washed down the kitchen drain.

Request Service

To request plumbing service, call Commercial Grease Corp. at (317) 269-0000. We’ll tailor our schedule around yours to provide fast, reliable service. In addition to sewer drain cleaning, we also provide commercial grease trap cleaning services.