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Plumbing – San Jose – Clearing a Clogged Drain from a Clean Out
This article is part of a mini-series, whose lead article is Clearing a Clogged Drain.
Sometimes multiple drains in the home are all draining slow.
When this happens, clearing the drain at a single device will be insufficient.
You need to clear either one of the main drain lines, or THE main drain line going into the sewer.
Plumbing systems have “clean outs” specifically for this purpose.
They are nothing more than removable covers placed at strategic locations in your drain system.
The diagram below shows the principal of how they work.
Not all clean outs protrude up from the ground.
Some stick out of the wall, but work the same way.
When it is necessary to snake a main drain line, the clean out gives you access, but you will also need a more powerful snake.
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