How do I access drain cleanout?

The cleanout is usually a 4-inch-diameter pipe with a screw cap that has a square knob or indentation on the top. It’s most likely going to be popping up from the ground outside your home between the foundation and the street. The cleanout might also be on the side of the home, closest to the bathroom.

What is an accessible cleanout?

A cleanout is an easily accessible section of pipe with a removable cover that makes it easier for you or a plumber to access your pipes. This access lets you run an auger or snake into the pipes to clear clogs and provides easy access for a plumber with a camera to check your pipes for other issues.

What is the function of a cleanout?

A cleanout allows a plumber to quickly and easily access the line and fix the issue without dragging dirty plumbing equipment through your home. No matter how much a sewer machine is cleaned, it has still been through multiple sewer lines, and if you can avoid that machine in your home, it is best.

What is cleanout plug?

A cleanout plug is a cap or lid used to close off a drain cleanout pipe. The term cleanout or cleanout pipe may refer to any branch of a plumbing pipe that is used for cleaning or unclogging the system.

What is PVC cleanout?

OVERVIEW. The PVC Cleanout Plug enables access to sewer and drain (Sewer and Drain) pipe systems to feed a plumbing snake into a clogged drain pipe. Attaches to, and removes easily from drainage fittings with threaded connections.

Should there be water in my sewer cleanout?

If you see any sewage or water around the outside of that cap, you definitely have a blocked sewage drain. If you pull off the cap and see standing water inside the sewer cleanout, that’s also indicative of a blocked sewer drain.

How do you clean a sewer cleanout?

Steps For How to Clear A Main Sewer Line Clog

  1. Loosen the Drain Pipe Cap (Cleanout Pipe) The first step is to find your main drain cleanout location.
  2. Remove Cap, Allow Build-Up to Drain. Once you remove the cleanout cap, step away quickly.
  3. Insert the Snake into Pipe.
  4. Run the Tool Until Clog Is Gone.
  5. Clean Up.

Should there be standing water in sewer cleanout?

What does a cleanout plug look like?

A drain cleanout provides access to your main sewer line and is located outside of your home in the front or back yard. Cleanouts typically go unnoticed until there is a problem. They look like capped pipes sticking a few inches above the ground.