Here's our plumbing tip for March 2015.
Locate your home's sewer clean out.
Do you know where your sewer clean-out is? Do you know what a sewer clean out is? Very simply, it is what it says it is. It's the access to your home's sewer system that allows a plumber to CLEAN OUT your sewer line. When your main drain backs up, you'll likely need to call a plumbing company that offers sewer drain cleaning. The first thing he/she will ask is "do you know where your exterior clean out is?" If you have a clean out, its most often located on the street side exterior. If not, you may want to have one installed, making it easier for cleaning out. Absent an exterior clean out the plumber will need to gain access by removing a toilet on the inside. This is less preferrable, as it requires bringing the sewer machine indoors. And no one wants that.