There is nothing worse than finding out there is something wrong with your sewer line. Even worse, the tell-tale signs that there is something wrong are usually very unpleasant to deal with. This is why you need to stay ahead of the game when it comes to keeping the sewer line in your home or business clean. Thankfully, you can take good care of a sewer line with a few very simple rules. Here are a few tips for keeping your sewer line clear of debris that should help.
Refrain From Putting Food Down the Sink’s Drain
The kitchen sink has a bad reputation for being a place where you can throw almost anything, and it just disappears. As normal as it may seem to allow solid food particles to go down the kitchen sink drain, you actually damage the sewer line the more often you do this. Food particles can slowly get caught on the smallest irregularities in piping systems, eventually leading to a buildup and a clogged pipe. Even if you have a garbage disposal, you should still be very careful with what you put down the drain.
Don’t Use Your Toilet as a Trash Can
One of the simplest tips for keeping your sewer line clear is to not use your toilet as a place where you can throw things away. The pipes connected to your toilets should only receive things that will break down very easily. Other things such as sanitary wipes, dental floss, or cigarette butts will only end up damaging the sewer line as they get stuck and build up inside of it.
Inspect Nearby Tree Root Systems
Tree roots outside of your home have a nasty habit of pushing their way into your sewer line pipes if the trees weren’t planted correctly. Knowing where your sewer line is underneath your property will help you avoid putting trees anywhere that their root structure could break into a pipe. These root structures can be sneaky, so make sure you keep an eye on the trees on your property and remove any that might encroach into your pipes.
Get a Regular Deep Clean of Your Line
All of this really comes down to preventative maintenance. The earlier you can get ahead of a problem, the worse the fallout will be later on. That’s why it’s a good idea to regularly hire a professional to inspect and deep clean your sewer line. A professional plumber will have the tools necessary to see what’s going on in your pipes and fix them as needed.
Harris Main and Water Sewer Contractors offers main sewer line replacement because we care about the status of the pipes that feed into our city’s plumbing system.