Sewer Line Maintenance and Tips

The sewage line is one of the most vital parts of the plumbing system when it comes to ensuring your home operates comfortably, efficiently, and safely. It keeps all the waste and smells away from your home and into the proper reception areas. Little do people know, there are ways that they can help with the maintenance of their sewage system. There is also very little known about the system itself. Here, we will try to educate the average home owner or do-it-yourselfer about some problems that can arise with sewage lines and how to keep them in tip top shape.

 

Backups and Overflows

The most notable problems people have with their sewage lines are overflows and backups. These happen when something in the system builds up or clogs it, causing your system to not drain properly. A common problem in all sewage systems is grease and oil clogging the drain further down the line. You should never flush or rinse cooking grease or oils into your system because those solutions can harden and build up until there is no drainage in your system. The only way to prevent your system from experiencing this problem is to prevent all types of greases and oils from going into the drain.

Another problem that can come up is that the roots of trees or bushes can grow into your system. Roots search for water in the ground. When they come upon a sewage line with even the tiniest crack in it, they will enter the pipeline to get the water. If you believe that could be happening to your sewer line, call a technician for sewer line repair in Leander. To prevent this problem from occurring, you want to make sure that no trees or bushes are growing around your sewer service line. If you are experiencing an overflow and you do have trees or shrubbery growing around your sewer line, make sure to call your professionals to come out and take a look.

 

Prevention

It is important to know that residential homes are separated into two different sewer lines before connecting to the main line. One is your soil line, which is where your kitchen and toilet water go to the main line. There is also a waste line, which is what your shower and sink water flow into before joining the soil line water in the main line. When you know which of these lines are clogged it is easier for you or your technician to pinpoint the problem. It is suggested that you use liquid drain cleaners instead of crystal cleaners because they can harden in your pipes. Also, drain cleaners are not good uses for total blockages. For those you need to use a sewer jetter. For your shower, tubs, and kitchen drains try pouring one cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar down your drains once a month. This mixture will take away most buildup in your pipes. Your sewage line is an important asset to your home and keeping it maintained could help save you money on those costly emergency plumbing expenses.

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