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How Often?

Ah, the age-old question of how often to get your main sewer augered. In a place like Saskatoon where sewer back-ups are as common as complaining about the weather, it’s a valid concern. Some say every 1-2 years is sufficient to keep things flowing smoothly. Others swear by an annual augering session to prevent any surprises. But let’s be real, who has time for that? Instead of setting a strict schedule, why not keep an eye out for warning signs like slow drains and gurgling pipes? It’s like playing detective in your own home – except the mystery you’re solving involves poop.

But seriously

Sure, getting your main sewer augered regularly might feel like a pain in the drain (see what I did there?), but think of it as preventative maintenance rather than a chore. Plus, it gives you something interesting to talk about at dinner parties. Oh hey, let me tell you about my latest sewer adventure! Trust me, everyone will be riveted.

In our experience, It is generally recommended to have your main sewer line inspected by a professional every 2-3 years. However, the frequency at which you should have your main sewer line augured (cleaned using a rotating cable with a cutting head) will depend on several factors. This includes the age and condition of your pipes and the materials of your pipes. It also includes the amount of use your pipes receive, and any previous issues you have had with your sewer line.

If you have had frequent clogs or backups in your sewer line, or if you have an older Saskatoon home with older pipes, you may need to have your sewer line augured more frequently. On the other hand, if you have newer pipes and have not had any issues with your sewer line, you may be able to go longer between augering.

It is also a good idea to have your sewer line inspected by a professional plumber. Especially if you are experiencing any issues with your plumbing, such as slow drains, frequent clogs, or sewage backups. This can help to identify any problems early on and prevent more serious issues from developing.


In general, it is important to regularly maintain your sewer line to ensure that it is functioning properly.  This will prevent issues such as clogs, backups, and costly repairs. If you do have any sewer concerns, Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning is available to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact us at 306-652-9556 or via our contact form