Ask a Reading Plumbing Expert: What’s a Drain and Sewer Clean-Out?

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Clean-Outs Allow for Easy Access to Sewer Line for Maintenance and Repairs
As a homeowner, you probably understand the importance of sewer line maintenance. Without it, you can be in for some serious pipe blockages down the line.
What you may not know, however, is a way to make that maintenance so much easier. With the use of a clean-out, checking up on your line is possible without any excavation work.
A clean-out is the part of a pipe that connects to a riser tube to allow for an easily accessible ground level opening. Besides the obvious convenience of a dig-free maintenance visit, you will also enjoy many other benefits of a properly installed clean-out.
Advantages of Having a Clean-Out

No guess work: Because we will know exactly where the source of the problem is with the help of a clean-out, we won’t have to move around all sorts of fixtures to get to the source of the troubles.
All clogs are accessible: The clean-out prevents clogs from getting buried too deep, so our team of plumbers will always be able to access the backed up area with ease.
Location, location, location: Knowing where your sewer line runs is so important! How will you know if something is wrong with the line if you can’t find it? A clean-out will help you always know where the line is.
Cost-effective: The more clean-outs you have installed, the less money you’ll spend on the repair job.
Flood prevention: You can activate the clean-out during heavy rainfall or when snow begins to melt to prevent flooding in your basement.
Allow for visual inspections: With a clean-out, we can come in and check on all of your fixtures easily. This helps because you’ll know ahead of time if there are any potential problems with your drains.

We think it’s time you had a clean-out installed. Call Essig today!

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