Sewer Line Repair
Louisiana State Plumbing Code states that all houses are to be constructed (plumbed) with a clean-out installed on the main sewer line once it exits the slab. Most main sewer lines either leave the front or rear of the property to tie-in to the city sewer.
A clean-out is just an extension of the sewer system located above ground where a threaded plug can be unscrewed to access the sewer system. Unfortunately, the location of the clean-out normally falls out inside a flower bed and if not installed high enough will get covered up and lost.
Anytime a house is stopped up and the clean-out location is unknown, a toilet will be removed so that a snake (sewer machine) can be ran to clear out/unstop the sewer system. Tree roots are the more common threats to sewer lines. Shown here, Mock Plumbing Repairs had removed a toilet and ran a snake to discover tree roots.
Once tree roots have entered a sewer line, Mock Plumbing recommends replacing the entire main sewer line from the house to the city sewer tie-in location with a sch 40 PVC pipe. Mock Plumbing is the one and only plumbing company in Baton Rouge to use sch 40 PVC for main sewer lines and also offers a 10 year warranty on sewer line installation.