Drain Cleaning

All the drains in a home including sinks, showers and toilets join together into one large drain referred to as a sewer mainline.  A home’s sewer main typically exits the home below the foundation and connects to a larger city sewer main line located beneath the street.  The sewer main is the largest drain in a home and can in most cases handle any waste passed to it from the smaller household drains.  Newer homes will rarely have problems with there main sewer, due to improved piping  materials and techniques that were not available when older homes were built.  Newer construction homes use a type of plastic called PVC.  Older built homes use a variety of piping materials, most commonly clay or cast iron.  The life expectancy of clay and cast iron sewer pipe is 50 years.