A sewer cleanout is that capped white pipe you often see sticking up out of the ground on residential property. Its purpose is to provide easy access to the sewer line in the event of an emergency. For example, if there’s a clog, it’s a simple matter for a plumber to open the cleanout to enable the use of a snake or similar tool to free up the line.
Although most homes have one or more sewer cleanouts, this isn’t always the case. Older homes are most likely to lack a cleanout on the property. If you don’t have a cleanout, it’s best to have one installed, as it can save you a lot of money in the long run. A cleanout can significantly lower your plumbing maintenance costs, allowing for easier removal of blockages and inspection of your sewer line.
Customers in L.A. and Orange counties can contact SoCal Sewer and Water 24/7 to make an appointment for main sewer cleanout installation.