New York Rooter
New York Rooter
The main sewer line is the section of your sewer system that goes from your house out to the city sewer or a septic tank. If your main sewer line clogs, you will not be able to use any of the drains in your home or offices. New York Rooter is the sewer cleaning specialist in NYC, Brooklyn and Queens!
We at New York Rooter know that clogged sewer lines are an emergency situation for your family, the tenants in your building, and your office. That’s why we are here for you 24 hours a day. Contact us to clear the way for your sewer lines to drain properly. Cleaning sewer lines is not a task for the average home repair plumber. To work with city sewer lines you need to be authorized by the NYC authorities to have access.
While still at risk to the typical culprits that may cause clogs in other drains in your home, main sewer line clogs are most often caused by tree roots. Roots can enter your sewer line over time and can cause backups. If you live near many trees, we recommend calling us for a video inspection every 1-5 years.
Most of the time, using a “snake” machine is enough to get a good condition sewer line up and running again. This method involves using a commercial grade electric snake machine, which employs a metal cable to enter the line and break through the clog, scraping the pipe clean. The motor spins the cable as it pushes forward, allowing it to build torque which helps break through tough clogs. However, in the case of the main sewer line, your technician will likely employ the largest of his machines, specifically designed to handle such a large line. These larger machines also have a variety of different blade attachments to help cut through roots and other difficult obstructions.
If snaking the line uncovers any problems, we may use a video inspection to take a closer look. This involves inserting a camera in the sewer line and recording everything we see. Once our video inspection camera has reached the blockage or damage in your line, we’re able to pinpoint its exact location in the ground and depth. That way, if we have to dig, we’ll know right where to start.
In the rare event that there is a larger problem in your sewer line, like a break, or roots that have become far too invasive, you don’t have to go far for a solution. We can excavate and clean the line for you. We may also suggest a discounted preventive maintenance program to keep the line running after it is fixed.
Even though your main sewer line connects to a city system, you are responsible for maintaining it. We often advise homeowners to set up preventive maintenance plans for their main sewer lines to help prevent backups.
For help cleaning the sewer lines attached to your property in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn call New York Rooter at 718-571-8681. We are fully licensed and insured to operate on NYC sewer lines.