How to Unclog a Main Sewer Line Without a Plumber: What to Know About Unclogging
Amain sewer line clog might not seem to present an immediate threat to your home (like, oh, a fire), but it’s an issue that should be addressed as quickly as possible. The consequences on not unclogging a main sewer line can include multiple backed-up sinks and toilet waste draining into the tub instead of leaving the house. Nasty!
And if you call a plumber for this rush job, you’ll likely end up with a hefty bill. However, if you’re game to do a little DIY home maintenance, you can unclog a main sewer line for a fraction of the cost.
So pull on your work gloves and take a look at this guide on how to unclog a main sewer line without having to dip into your home repair emergency fund. Or your 401(k).
Tools you’ll need
- Heavy-duty work gloves
- Pipe wrench
- Professional-grade auger (aka plumbing snake) (Note: These can be rented at a home improvement store.)
- Garden hose