Backed up drains gave one of our Hebron CT customers a major headache. The septic tank was pumped out but that didn't solve the issue. There was a clog in the main drain line somewhere between the house and the septic tank. One of our professional plumbers was dispatched to pinpoint exactly where the blockage was located.
Main drain line repairDuring the troubleshooting, our plumber found the blockage, as well a a break in the cast iron main drain line. In order to complete the repair, excavation had to be scheduled.
Our plumbing team returned to excavate the main drain line from the house to the septic tank. The deteriorated cast iron was removed and replaced with PVC. The trench was back filled and raked out. Because of the HOT summer we've been having, and the lack of rain, we did not seed the area. We will return in the fall, when conditions are more suitable for grass growth.
If you have a septic systems and your sinks are backing up, we recommend calling your septic company to get the tank pumped out first. If your sinks, toilets and tubs are still not draining properly, it's time to call a local, professional, licensed plumber. It's likely that there's an issue with the main drain line. As a preventative measure, we recommend using a drain treatment once a month. BioClean is safe for use in septic systems. It's environmentally friendly. It's also economical because one tub is good for up to 100 treatments!