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Blockage Repair What equipment do I need to clear a blockage in a private sewer?

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Drain rods anything up to 4 metres long enough to pass you border. Can be purchased very cheaply at good diy stores

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Your focus indicates a sewer issue and not a drain issue.
The first challenge is to determine which branch leg of the sewer is the issue and then assess where all your access ports are. Sometimes an outside access port has been covered over by dirt/mulch etc.
If you know where the blockage is ... then as mentioned by other contributors ... you will need a snake. They can be hand driven or motor driven. For great access to the blockage you may need to remove the closest toilet, since snaking through the lower S trap of the toilet really inhibits the snake's effectiveness. Depending on how your house is built ... the roof sewer vent pipes can be a good access point (and sometimes that is where the debris has gotten into your sewer if you have overhanging trees). I have had success with running a garden house up to the roof and down through the vent pipe. You need to have a second person watching by the the toilet to make sure it does not back flow on to the floor. You can get hose spray attachments which help propel the hose and add turbulence to break the blockage ... but I have never tried them.
If your blockage is recurring over the seasons ... and if you have a number of trees close to your sewer line outside then you can have tree root intrusion into the sewer. In that case you need a professional with a special snake that actually has cutting capability to remove the roots.
Attached are 3 photos ... manual snake, motor snake, hose spray nozzle
Good luck with your troubleshooting!
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It might take a while for a blockage to develop and turn out to be totally clear, however once an issue has started to take its toll, it will be evident rapidly.

To clean the clogged drain the tools & materials you need are:
Make a mixture with household supplies for unclogging. Use vinegar, baking soda, and. The baking soda and hot water will slacken off any build-up that's clogging your waste pipe, and the chemical reaction from the vinegar will cause the sludge to move on down the drain. If you found the situation is worse you can contact sewer repair contractor.

Buy liquid cleaners from market to unclog your pipes. This is the easy way to clean out your waste pipes, purchase liquid drain cleaner at your local convenience store.. These chemical solutions are often very useful, but can sometimes cause damage to pipes if they are old or worn down.

Get a powder solution to clean sewer lines. Use powder based cleaners as opposed to liquid ones, as they are less acidic on the pipes.

Apply a plunger. Utilization of a plunger is an incredible method to clear stopped up waste funnels - from your bath, to your can, to your sink. Plungers comprise of a long, straight handle with an adaptable elastic glass type system joined at the base. The rubber section goes about as a suction container to dislodge any blockages and power air and water to course through the funnels.

Use a drain snake. If your plunger does not clear the blockage, try using a drain snake. A drain snake is a long, flexible piece of steel attached to a handle that is used to dislodge the buildup that clogs pipes. A piece called an auger is at the front end of a drain snake, this piece is usually shaped like a spiral. They can be purchased at most hardware shops.

Make your own drain snake from a wire holder. This is an incredible strategy to utilize in the event that you don't have a plumber or drain snake lying around at home. Nearly everybody can discover a wire holder some place in their storeroom, and that is all you'll have to make your own one of a kind drain snake. You might need to wrap the wire hanger with tape so it doesn't scratch up your toilet.

Use a high-pressure drain blaster. High-pressure drain blasters shoot air into a drain to unclog it. To use one, put the end on the clogged drain and pump the drain blaster several times to release a impact of air.

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If a blockage does occur, then having something to hand to deal with it may save you time, money and inconvenience. A medium-sized hand plunger should cope with most blocked sinks. You should also have a spanner of the correct size to remove the trap underneath the sink. A set of drain rods should be sufficient to clear most blocked private sewers. If a blocked private sewer cannot be cleared by your use of the drain rods, then you will probably need the services of a sewer cleansing specialist.

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