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A plumber using a sewer snake to clean blockage in a sewer line

When your septic lines are clogged, it can lead to a troublesome and often nasty problem inside your home. A sink or toilet that is backed-up can begin to drain inside, instead of properly draining out through the pipes. A main septic line clog can be a big problem, but there are a few things you can do yourself to try to unclog your main septic line. Many people do not have the means or the confidence to take this project on, and will need to call a professional, like Septic Service Pro.

Read below about the specific tools required and know-how to fix a main line blockage.

  • One tool that should be inside every home is a drain snake. This is an inexpensive tool that can help to unclog a septic line. Most drain snakes have a 25-50 foot cable with a corkscrew tip for snagging debris. You simply feed them down the line through your kitchen sink, bathtub, toilet, or wherever the back-up is. Once you meet resistance in the line, you pull the snake back and then move it forward again. This back and forth movement will help to unclog the blockage, but be careful not to force the snake into the blockage where it can become tangled.
  • If you do not own a drain snake, you can run hot water from the tap to help unclog the blockage. It is recommended that you run water on the hottest setting for five to ten minutes. If the back-up is in your toilet, you can drain the water from the toilet tank and replace it with boiling water from your stovetop.
  • Apply a chemical drain cleaner. Available in almost every department store or hardware store, this solution can be poured directly down the drain or toilet. The chemicals in the solution will help break up the clog and move it through your system.
  • Use a force-ball plunger. This tool relies on strong suction to dislodge blockage from your main line. It is crucial that you have an adequate amount of water in the sink or toilet bowl and that you plunge several times before removing the plunger. You should repeat the process until the clog breaks free.

If you have tried unsuccessfully to clear your main line, or if you do not have the tools necessary, contact Septic Service Pro today. We offer main line cleaning with Hydro-Jetting to remove the blockage safely.

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Cumming Office

562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

Buford Office

6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: (678) 899-6457

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Jim is a true professional who worked with me over months to identify and correct septic field problems. His positive attitude and helpful discussion in resolving issues is the best I found.


Mike and Shane came out and did an outstanding job on replacing our septic pump. Same day service - and they came out on a Friday evening! Mother's day would not have been very happy if they didn't save the day. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!


We had our septic tank pumped and baffle tee replaced. The guys were on time, respectful and quick. They cleaned up very well after the job and even fluffed our pine straw to perfection!! We'd recommend these guys without hesitation.


Michael and Shane did an awesome job. Had to pump the septic,install a new baffle tee and tail out line. Very little yard displaced. Will definitely use Septic Service Pro again. Very pleased.


We live in Dawsonville. The crew that came out was very professional. The company owner explained to me the value and the many details about the septic that I did not know, that is why I chose them in the first place. Excellent service. R.McGary


Jim and his crew installed a new leech field for us quickly and professionally at a very reasonable cost. They handled all of the permitting and inspections and completed the work in a timely manner. Would recommend them to anyone.


Michael and assistant pointed out a leaking toilet that I didn't know I had (saved me $ there!). They also disturbed very little of the yard to get to the tank. Not the super cheapest but no hard upsell when they got here. Very pleased.


The team was efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and FAST to arrive. The bill was extremely reasonable for the work needed to be done. I would HIGHLY recommend Septic Service Pro.


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562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

(678) 899-6457

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Buford, GA 30518

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