What is a sewer cleanout?

A sewer cleanout is an above-ground capped pipe connected to your sewer line, which allows access for clearing or inspecting the sewer line.

You may find a clean out near your sidewalk, property line or next to your house, close to a bathroom. In some areas, a clean out may have been installed in a crawl space or basement. Pipe Spy can help you locate your cleanout.

A clean out is required for servicing the sewer lateral and some compliance testing, and may be necessary for sewer camera inspection. If your property does not have a cleanout, Pipe Spy can install one for you.

If you are a property owner, take the time to learn where your clean out is located, so you will be able to quickly address sewer blockages and prevent overflows.