What do you do when your main water line is clogged?

What do you do when your main water line is clogged?

What do you do when your main water line is clogged?

What You Can Do to Help

  1. Clean the Area. While you can't clear the clog yourself, you can clean up any sewage and keep everyone away from the contaminated areas. ...
  2. Don't Ignore the Problem or Use Drain Cleaner. Don't try to use drain cleaner to unclog the sewer line. ...
  3. Shut Off the Water. ...
  4. Contact a Plumber.

Where is the cleanout on a mobile home?

Usually there is a cleanout where the drain line comes out from under the house. I would be looking for a large (2″ ?) plug that could be unscrewed. That would give you access to run a snake back toward the house and/or toward the street.

Can you pour Drano in main sewer line?

“All Drano® products are safe and can be used with plastic pipes or metal pipes. Just follow the label directions so you can clear that clog safely.”

Where is the water pressure regulator located in a mobile home?

Where is it located? A water pressure regulator, if you have one, is usually located where the main water line comes into the house and after the main shut off valve. This way if you need to work on or change the water pressure regulator you can simply shut off the water main to do so.

How does a mobile home get water?

Like bathrooms in on-site homes, mobile home bathrooms use supply lines to carry the water, drain lines to get rid of waste and ventilation pipes to keep the water in the right places. Where they differ lies mostly in the location and size of the pipes.

Why do plumbers say not to use Drano?

Why Drano is Dangerous Drano sits in a pipe until the clog dissolves, continually reacting and generating heat. Toilet bowls can crack. PVC pipes can soften and eventually break. Old, corroded pipes can be easily damaged, and Drano can quickly eat away at the glue holding pipes together.

How can I increase water pressure in my mobile home?

Check the valves inside the mobile home for the sinks, toilets and showers and open them all the way so they get the highest pressure possible.

Why do I have no water pressure in my mobile home?

Low water pressure can be caused by many things, though usually, it's going to be one of three things: The aerator, or screen at the tip of the faucet, could need a good cleaning or replacement. ... If you have galvanized pipes, then lime, rust, and scale buildup could be causing the low pressure.

How do you shut off water in a mobile home?

Mobile home plumbing uses plastic pipe. Place the U-shaped fitting of the water supply shut-off wrench over the flange on the shut-off valve of the water supply meter. Twist the wrench until the water stops flowing.

What should I use to replace my water line in my mobile home?

Brass or copper fittings are used today with the pex waterlines, polybutylene’s suitable replacement. Between pex and CPVC (hard rigid plastic) waterlines, pex provides the most resistance against corrosion and has an ability to “remember” its shape.

How does the plumbing work in a mobile home?

The plumbing inside a mobile home is pretty much the same as it is for any site-built home. Each fixture has (or should have) individual shut-off valves. Shut-off valves at the toilet, under the sinks, and even at the water heater can be used to turn off the water supply for that particular fixture.

Why is my water running in my mobile home?

If you hear thumping when your water is running it is likely from your water lines not being strapped properly and it happens a lot. In lots of older mobile homes, you’ll find water supply lines run through cabinets or floor joists without straps. There is a product called hammer arresters that will help but a plumber will need to install it.

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