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What Is a Drain Cleanout and Why Is It Important? 

A drain cleanout is a crucial component of your home’s plumbing system that allows easy access to your main sewer line. If you’re unsure whether your home has a drain cleanout, look for small capped pipes sticking up a few inches above the ground outside your house. If you don’t have one, it’s wise to have one installed, especially if your home is older.

Here are some of the top benefits of having it installed:

  • Easy identification of issues caused by clogs and stoppages: If you’re experiencing slow draining or backups, a drain cleanout can make it much easier for a plumber to locate the source of the problem. 

  • Hassle-free pipe inspections: With a drain cleanout, plumbers can easily inspect your pipes using a camera and determine whether any blockages or damage exist. 

  • Convenience for fixing problems: If there is a clog or stoppage in your drain line, a plumber can access it through the drain cleanout without having to disassemble your toilet or climb onto your roof. 

  • Lower cost of drain repairs: By providing easy access to your drain line, you can save money on costly repairs.

Drains can become blocked by a variety of substances, including tree roots, hygiene products, and food. Blockages can cause serious damage to your plumbing and be particularly challenging to reach.

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