Main Sewer Line Opening

Stop Sewer Clogs Before They Start with Main Line Opening Cleanout Service

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Your main sewer line is the pipe that connects your home to the city sewer system. The pipes underneath your house were constructed to optimize your home comfort, and LBA plumbers can keep it that way. We can open your main line, evaluate, cleanout and resolve the situation so you can have peace of mind that your home’s plumbing is working for you.

Washing dishes, taking a refreshing shower and getting the laundry done quickly should be simple tasks. If your drains back up and make it difficult to care for your Kansas City area home and family like normal, just give the plumbers at LBA Services a call. We're your Kansas City area sewer company.


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What is the average cost to replace a sewer line?

A sewage line replacement averages around $3,500, but it may range from $1,000 to $20,000 depending on your scenario.

Cost considerations may include:

  • A video examination of a sewage line- If you require a camera examination, the cost will range between $150 and $500.
  • The length and quality of the pipe used- pipe costs between $200 and $500 per square foot. The more piping you require, the more costly the project.
  • Trenchless compared to traditional techniques- trenchless sewage line replacements are more expensive than trenched replacements, but they save homeowners money on landscape cleanup.
  • Cleaning and the landscaping- this cost is not included in your plumber's estimate, but it can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.
How do I clear my main sewer line?

First, look for the clean-out fitting. A clean-out fitting is a pipe that is 3, 4, or 6 inches wide. Some of it should be visible above ground. Loosen the cover slowly using a pipe wrench. Do not totally open it, since this may result in any waste accumulation bursting out of the aperture. Now allow the accumulation to run out until nothing pours out of the drain. Insert the plumbing snake or auger into the clean-out fitting's opening. Follow the tool's directions carefully to remove as much of the blockage as possible. You may have to repeat this process as long as you keep striking dirt within the pipe. Before winding back the auger, hose it off while it's still within the drain. This will aid in the disintegration of any remaining debris or minor blockages. At the same time, it will get rid of any trash that has clung to your plumbing snake. 

If you can't access a clean-out fitting or if your drains are still sluggish after cleaning it, you may have a larger problem. Immediately consult a professional!

Why does my main sewer line keep backing up?

Frequent backups indicate that there is a clog somewhere in your sewer line. Cleaning out a portion of your system is insufficient to eliminate sewage blockages. To resolve the problem, you must get access to the sewage pipes. This is not a do-it-yourself activity; you should only entrust your clog removal​​ to a reputable plumber. 

How do I unclog my main sewer line with a cleanout near Kansas City?

To reach the problem location, mainline sewer blockages normally need significant power suction and a lengthy drain snake. Most hardware stores will let you rent a professional-quality plumbing snake. So if you have the know-how, here are some basic items you will need to DIY this problem. 

  • Work gloves that are waterproof.
  • Garden hose.
  • Pipe auger/plumbing snake (can be rented at most hardware stores).
  • Wrench for pipe.
  • Shoes/boots that are waterproof (recommended).

If your main drain line is still blocked, you may need to hire a hydro-jetting service with higher strength and the capacity to reach the blockage. If you’re not confident in your DIY skills, contact a qualified plumber for assistance.

Do I Need Sewer Main Line Services?

It is a good idea to call an expert to assess your main line if you are experiencing:

  • Clogged Drains
  • Unpleasant Sewer Smells
  • Toilet Problems
  • Tree Root Incursion
  • Floor Drain Backup


Just give us a call and “LBA is on the Way!”

Don’t let annoying backups in your Kansas City area home’s plumbing turn into a major problem. If you suspect you need main line opening services, call the plumbing heroes at LBA at 913-268-6822 . Our goal is to get your main line open quickly so you can get back to living your life.

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