In almost every case, the rule of thumb for sewer line cleaning advice is that it needs to occur on an as needed basis. If your house is relatively new, and you have never had any previous issues with drain blockage, clogging, or root intrusion, your existing sewer line is most likely in good condition. But over time, with repeated use and exposure to grease, oil, and dirt, it is quite common for sewer lines to become clogged. As a homeowner, it’s also quite common for homeowners to be careless and allow their sewer lines to become clogged from time to time. It’s very important to pay attention to cleaning your sewer lines and drains, and if you ever notice any signs of trouble with your sewer line, don’t hesitate to call in a professional to help!
The main culprit in creating toilet backups is poor toilet and bath cleaning practices. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to allow their toilets and tubs to become clogged with hair, hairbrushes, toothpaste, etc… As you may imagine, this can create enormous amounts of un-inflated volume within the pipes. This in turn causes a slow-down in the water flow, resulting in a sewer backup and overflow events.
In addition, having a clogged sewer line and drainage system can cause many other unpleasant issues. These include but are not limited to: toilet and bath water back-ups, toilet backups, clogged sinks, and poor water drainage. In order to prevent all of these problems, it’s crucial to have your sewer system and drainage system inspected regularly by a professional. And one of the best ways to do this is to schedule a routine sewer line cleaning service. Not only does this ensure your pipes are kept clean and running smoothly, it also ensures that your storm drains are functioning properly and are able to remove excess floodwater. Below, we’ll go over some of the best reasons to schedule regular sewer line cleaning services.
One of the primary benefits of having your sewer lines cleaned is the added safety. After all, cleaning out clogged drains is just one of the ways that you can avoid having a wet floor. For example, having a backed-up toilet causes an unpredictable amount of bathroom water to pour down the drain each time you flush the toilet. This is not only embarrassing for you and your family (who probably won’t be visiting as much), it’s also very dangerous for people who may fall down or try to climb over the toilet and escape. To make sure that all of your drains are completely clear and working properly, schedule a routine sewer line cleaning service to clean them out regularly.
Another benefit of cleaning your sewer lines regularly is the added aesthetic value to your property. If you’ve ever gone by a house without being able to see through the plumbing, you know that it can be very unattractive. Many older houses and older plumbing systems have what looks like black pipe filled with water pipes jutting out from the house. Having these pipes professionally cleaned out will ensure that your house has great curb appeal.
There are a few other benefits as well to scheduling regular sewer line cleaning on a regular basis. For example, regular maintenance ensures that sewer lines are clear of debris and buildup so that they’re less likely to become clogged. A heavily clogged sewer line can lead to all sorts of emergency plumbing situations, including backups and clogs. It can also mean that your sewage system is leaking, which can lead to all kinds of unsanitary conditions. Professional cleaning saves you from all of those problems by ensuring that your pipes are working as efficiently as possible at all times.
For smaller companies, there is another option to cleaning out sewer lines that might work better for you. That option is called “raw sewage removal.” In raw sewage removal, your company would make several trips to a private landfill, load the trash, empty the trash, and haul it away. On the final trip of the route, your company would pour about three fourths of a gallon of raw sewage into a large container, which is hooked up to a waste transfer station. From there, that raw sewage flows through a series of pipes (usually eight) in various locations throughout the city. That waste then flows into the sewer lines, where it is processed before being released into the local water supply.
Both options save your plumber’s the time and hassle of having to make trips to your site to perform sewer line cleaning. They also save your appliances (such as refrigerators and washing machines) and other property from damage. In short, there’s no reason not to call us whenever you have a plumbing emergency-whether it’s a simple drain problem or a more complex one. The sooner we can get to you, the better off you’ll be!