Side Sewer Maintenance 101
The side sewer is the unsung hero of your plumbing that plays a vital role in helping keep your household clean and healthy. Learn how to locate and properly maintain your side sewer to keep your entire plumbing system running smoothly!
What Is A Side Sewer?
The side sewer is the line that carries wastewater from sinks, toilets, and other drains away from your home to the main city sewer line located under the street. If it gets clogged or damaged, waste can back up into your home!
Who Is Responsible For It?
If you own property in Seattle, you are also the proud owner of its side sewer. Therefore, it’s important that you know its location. You can find information about your property’s utility lines on the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (DCI) website using their interactive search tool. If you live outside of the Seattle area, try contacting your city utility department. Once you know where you’re sewer line is located, have it professionally inspected to look for any signs of damage.
How To Maintain It?
Regularly cleaning out your sewer line can go a long way towards preventing a costly repair in the future. For instance, hire a professional to cable your pipes and remove plant roots every couple of years. Also, periodically have the sewer line jetted to remove any waste build up inside the pipe.
Need help with your side sewer? Contact the experts at Best Plumbing today! Our fully licensed plumbers will conduct a video inspection, clean the line, and repair any issues to keep your home plumbing working perfectly! For more useful plumbing tips and tricks, check out our YouTube channel!
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