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 Clean outs
Author: gee_2000 (CA)

My kitchen sink was clogged and and now my toilet sink is clogged. I suggested to the plumber to do a camera to look at the drainage, he said that he would have to create a clean out and then do the camera. Just checking to see if anyone knows or had experience about cleanouts, or camera.
My drainage pipe also are rusted.
What kind of maintenance does a homeowner do for maintaining the drainage pipes?

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 Re: Clean outs
Author: hj (AZ)

If the pipe is clogged and full of water, a camera is useless. If you have a cleanout, that is where the plumber will snake the line. WHether you do a camera inspection afterwards is up to you, but I would not bother. There is very little Preventive Maintenance you can do on a drain line, other that to be careful what goes down the drain.

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 Re: Clean outs
Author: Wheelchair (IL)

Pulling the toilet is a good place to start, in accessing a blocked sewer line. Its not the only answer, as the roof vent may be another access. In the end, you might want to consider an inline clean out, for the next time.

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