By regularly maintaining your sewer system, you can avoid an expensive replacement in the future. You’re responsible as a homeowner for the working form of your sewer lines in the same way septic tank owners are liable for their private home sewage treatment systems. By taking easy maintenance instructions, you can bypass the possibilities of sewer, tree root intrusions, and dysfunctional drainage systems. To keep your plumbing system working without a hassle, consider these ideas:
- To prevent tree root intrusions, don’t plant trees and plants with spreading toots by sewer lines.
- Don’t rinse cooking grease and fats into your kitchen sink, instead, pour them into a tin and throw them away.
- Always have a professional plumber perform periodic sewer line inspections to eliminate or fix major obstructions. Ask about our preventative rooter discount.
- Perform drain cleaning maintenance every week to keep your drains flowing properly. Pour 1/4th cup baking soda down the drain, following 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Wait before rinsing the combination with boiling water or Grease X.
- Refrain from flushing undissolvable waste down the toilet. Throw away diapers, hygiene products, and wet towels.
- Know where your home sewer system is located and keep records of all inspections and repairs. Affordable can use a camera to locate your line.
- If you have a garbage disposal, limit its use. Adding good scraps and/or other solids diminishes your system’s capacity and raises the need for a rooter.
- Use septic-safe toilet paper if you are on a septic system.
- If you have large tree or plant roots that cause clogs in the line, and annual Root-X treatment can prevent rooter service and/or costly clean up cost.
- Before you remove a sink trap, give the drain a few plunges with a toilet plunger. This will push most of the water out of the trap, lessening the mess when you pull the trap. If you have a double sink, be sure to plug the other drain to contain the air pressure. If the strainer isn’t a screw-down style, you’ll have to hold it down while you plunge the drain