Buried House Trap Locating Groton CT

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A customer from Groton, CT. called us with a clogged sewer line that they had been trying to have unclogged but the company they had called could not get their snake to go through the line. In some areas of the state a house trap on the sewer line is still required despite the requirement being dropped from the plumbing code used throughout the state. Several towns and cities supersede the state plumbing code still requiring house traps which are a sharp “U” shaped bend in the line. House Traps are required in Groton, Montville, Mystic, Stonington, Waterford, & Greenwich, and are prevalent in older installations throughout the state or, other municipalities where they are required.

Most of the time they are either in a basement or crawlspace above grade or, below grade with cleanouts extending to the surface, which allows easy access for cleaning. But in some cases a house trap is buried outside in the yard with no indication there is one except for a vent directly on top of the trap or, they are a tough one where the vent is extended underground to the house trap some distance away. The problem is that house traps can be difficult to get the drain cables or jetter hose to travel through, unless you are right on top of them, making it almost impossible to properly clean the sewer line.

In this case the vent was located against the house and was extended underground about 10 or, 15′ away to the house trap in the yard. Without specialized modern equipment like our sewer camera which we perform video pipe inspection, and electronic underground pipe locating with, a drain cleaner would be faced with having to dig a trench across the yard following the vent pipe to the house trap then opening it to clean it. Watch the video below.

Fortunately for the customer they decided to call us without having to pay someone to dig a trench across the yard. We quickly placed our camera into the line and pushed it out to the house trap then using the electronic locating transmitter built into the sewer camera, we located the exact location of the buried house trap with out electronic underground pipe locating receiver. We then dug the cleanouts up for access to clean the sewer line and restored the customers sewer line to working condition.

When you have sewage backing up into the basement at your home or, business in Groton, New London, Mystic or, anywhere in Connecticut or, Western Rhode Island, the first step you should make is to give All Things Sewer & Drain Care a Call or, Schedule a Service Call On-Line.

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