We don’t think too much about the drains and sewer lines in our home until a problem occurs. Problems like a clogged toilet, busted pipe, wastewater backup, or flooding will bring your plumbing system to a halt. These issues are not only inconvenient, they can be very costly to repair. Luckily, you can avoid many problems if you take preventative measures and have regular maintenance done. Original 49.95 Plumbing offers helpful tips below.
Preventive Maintenance of House Drainage System
1. Make sure you know where your drains are located. Walk through your home and make note of the water system. This includes sinks, toilets, showers, bathtubs, etc. This will make it easier when you check them all from time to time. Warning signs of potential problems include slow drainage, water backup, leaks, flooding, odd smells etc.
2. Clean food waste before putting it down the drain. It’s a good idea to do a little cleaning before you wash everything down the drain or put dishes in the dishwasher that are caked with food. Scrape leftovers into the garbage and remove excess grease with paper towel to prevent food particles and extra fat from going down the drain and causing blocks and clogs.
3. Stop drain clogs before a backup. The bathroom drains in your home are most likely to become clogged. You can prevent this by using drain screens to catch hair before it goes down the sink or shower drain where it can create a clog. Don’t flush anything down the toilet other than waste and toilet paper. Even those wet wipes that are flushable can block your sewage line when they don’t breakdown properly.
4. Give your sewer line some TLC every couple of years. Every drain in your home sends water to a larger system of pipes. This can make it difficult for homeowners to know there’s a problem until it’s too late. When a buildup occurs in the sewer line it can get messy. For that reason, you need to call professionals every couple of years to have it cleaned. This is the best way to prevent blockages and clogs than buildup from waste.
5. Have your septic system serviced yearly. When you rely on a septic system to treat wastewater you need to make sure you maintain it. You can prevent potential problems by spacing out the amount of wastewater you create so you aren’t putting added pressure on your system. That includes the advice we’ve already discussed as far as food debris, toilet paper, etc. Septic systems are complex and need the right professionals to inspect and clean them. This will ensure your system is in good condition. On top of yearly service, you need to have your septic system pumped every 3 to 5 years.
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Original 49.95 Plumbing offers drain and sewer cleaning. Our technicians use the best cleaning methods and equipment, along with camera inspections to get the job done right the first time. Call us to set up service today!