San Diego Cleanout Installation Service

What is a cleanout?

A cleanout is what the plumber will use to access the clogged drain. Cleanouts also can go by the name clean out or clean-out. If you have a proper cleanout outside your home, for example, your kitchen clog, it will look something like the accompanying picture.

If you do not have a cleanout for your kitchen clog the plumber or drain tech may need to remove the p-trap below the kitchen sink or go up on your roof and clear the drain from your roof vent. If your clog is in the main sewer line and you do not have a cleanout, then the plumber or drain tech may need to pull your toilet for access and then snake the drain through the hole.

You can avoid the extra fees plumbers charge to snake your drain from other plumbing access points by simply having a cleanout installed. It is actually not as expensive as you would think (sometimes as low as $600!). Either way, our drain experts can give you a free estimate to install a clean out in your home in San Diego.

If you would like a clean out installed, please contact us today at 844-372-4643.

How do I find my sewer cleanout?

Sewer cleanouts are connected to the main sewer line for your house which connects to the city sewer line. You can start by looking for the city sewer line outside your house by the curb. There is usually a letter “S” stamped onto the concrete surface by the sidewalk.

Here’s what you need to do:

From the letter “S”, walk in a straight line towards your house. Sewer lines are usually installed in a straight line, so your cleanout will likely be somewhere along this line. Homes built in warm climates like San Diego will have cleanouts installed outside around a house. In cold climates, they are installed inside within the garage or a utility room. 

The cleanout will look like 3″ or 4″ white or black pipe with a cap featuring a protruding square. If you cannot find your cleanout, it may be installed somewhere else around the perimeter of your home or obscured by landscaping.