The interceptor or main sewer pipe transits wasted water from your building to city sewage pipe manifold. You usually do not pay much attention to it as this system is hidden from us underground or in the basement. Unlikely, you think about repair of it until the first big clog, when your house becomes overflooded as the water in the pipes backs to your bathroom or kitchen. And the more water you’re flush the more water you have on the floor as a result.
No doubts, nobody like such pinches, when your home smells like a sewer pipe, stuff are scattered all over the house and of course it unpleasant to think how much this issue will cost to you in future.
You might disagree, as people usually fix the clogs with the plunger or drain snake (yes, the most clever house owners have this toll), but if you face with pipe manifold clog you will need the experienced plumber to fix it and not cause more damage then you’ve already had. It is crucial to determine the blockage as soon as you can, at least the one you have in the main sewer pipe and call to emergency plumbing company immediately. Excellent Plumbing is ready for any kinds of emergency. Call us at 847-868-1800 and we drive to any city in Illinois to fix the issue fast and smoothly.
How to identify that you need sewer pipes to repair beforehand
The first and the most obvious sign – water in your toilet, sink or can flushing slowly. It means that there is a clog in the plumbing system. It might be a simple clog, which can be removed by the plunger, but it will be a clever decision to inspect your pipes with a professional plumber, to avoid the more serious problem and wasting of money.
You see the bubbles in the sanitary ware or the water rises a bit before flushing. It might be caused by a clog or you just need to check the vent in the tank for the toilet.
One more sign is awful smell or grumbling somewhere in the sewer system. Time to call the plumber!
All these signs should help you identify that your system needs repair. Don’t call the emergency plumber with these reasons, but we strongly recommend you to book an appointment and invite the professional to examine pipes in the house.
Main reasons for plumbing issues when you need the maintenance of pipe manifold
It’s not the rocket science to understand that the clogs happen, because we flush the things that not supposed to be flushed. Very often, such issues happen in the houses with kids, flushing toys, sand, plasticine and etc, to the pipes.
Pipes in the kitchens, where fats being flush constantly, are out of order all the time Even coffee beans shouldn’t fall into the sewer pipes – they will accumulate there and cause the blockage.
And if your house is pretty old and you have the trees on the yard, keep in mind that the roots can grow into the sewer line and block it. Do not try to dig everywhere and look for the problem by yourself- call the professional plumber! Excellent Plumbing has the equipment which can identify the place of pipe blockage and avoid full replacement of the pipe when its possible.
How to make the pipe manifold ready for maintenance?
First thing, you need to do before the pipeman come to your house – is to make sure that you will not cause the flooding in the building. Close all water supply in the building for some time. If you have the cleanout line (some houses have it inside some – outside the building, nevertheless you might have not it all), reduce the water pressure with removing the cap from a vertical white pipe.
Pipe Manifold Maintenance – Possible solutions
Inspecting the pipes with the camera
This is the crucial step to identify the clog. The plumber will put the camera through the toilet and will watch the condition of the plumbing system. It will allow him to find out possible problem and find the solution.
Using special tools
If clog happened for the first time, you probably tried to remove it by plunger, auger or drain snake. All these items are good for simple clogs, but won’t fit for main sewer lane blockages. For difficult issues plumbers use the tool similar to a huge auger, working on electricity. It should help to remove the clog. Then to clean the system, they will use the high water pressure stream, to remove all mud from the pipe manifold.
Repair or replacement?
Sometimes clogs are the result of a broken pipe and there is no other way but replace it with the new part. Excellent Plumbing uses innovative methods that allow you to dig the yard as less as possible and replace the pat of damaged pipe fact and safe.
If you faced with the issue and understand that, your knowledge and equipment are not enough to fix it, don’t be a hero and call a professional and experienced plumber. We –Excellent Plumbing – based in Buffalo Grove, but flexible to drive in any city all over Illinois. Call us at 847-868-1800 and save your money and time with professional assistance!