Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.
Sewer lines are the pipes that drain waste away from your home into a septic tank or to municipal sewage sites.
Over time, the sewer lines can clog with waste and debris, slowing waste drainage and causing backflows in your home. To avoid these situations, you need to clean your sewer lines regularly.
Sewer line cleaning services can help you unclog your sewers for better drainage.
Here are some frequently asked questions about sewer cleaning to help you understand the process.
How Often Should You Clean Your Sewer Lines?
A clogged and overflowing sewer can be unsightly, not to mention the health hazards associated with sewage. You can avoid these messes by cleaning your sewer lines regularly. Hire a sewer cleaning company to do the job every 18–22 months for an average home.
But how do you know it's time to clean the sewer lines?
Some of the signs that you need to clean your sewer include the following:
You don't have to wait until your sewer lines overflow to call an expert to clean the lines. Once you detect any of the above problems, hire sewer cleaning services.
How Will the Experts Clean Out Your Main Sewer Lines?
As you wait for expert sewer cleaners to clean your sewer lines, you should know the basics of the process.
Here's a step-by-step guide to the process.
Locate and loosen the drainpipe cap
At this stage, the sewer cleaning experts will find the drain pipe cap, which is usually white and sticks out a few inches from the ground. They will loosen the cap with a wrench and open it slowly to avoid sewer spillage into your yard.
Allow sewage waste to flow back
If your sewer lines are already clogged, there will be a backflow of sewage through the open pipe. At this stage, the sewer cleaning experts will wear protective gear such as plastic boots and gloves to protect themselves from the sewage.
Use tools to remove clogs
The experts will insert an auger into your sewer line to reach the deeply rooted clogs. The auger will push down the clogs and clear the sewer lines of any stuck debris on the walls.
Clean the pipes
After loosening the clogs with the auger, they flush the waste with high-pressure water through a hosepipe. This process will help to remove any clogs or debris on the pipe lining that could cause more clogs.
Then the experts will replace the cap by screwing it on with a wrench.
Contact a company like Bud's Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric to learn more.