A clogged sink or drain are common occurrences of everyday life. We’ve all been there, and they’re usually not too big of a deal. However, it’s a different story when it’s a clogged sewer line. That can be much more expensive, and time consuming, to fix. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent clogged sewer lines. Here are five tips on how to do just that.
Using a drain cleaner once a month may be the easiest thing you can do to keep your sewer lines running. While there are a number of cleaners available, an enzyme cleaner is preferable to a chemical-based cleaner, as they’re better for your pipes, your health, and the environment.
Don’t Plant Near the Sewer Line
Trees and bushes planted too close to a sewer line can wreak havoc on the pipes. The root systems on these plants and trees are attracted to the water and minerals in sewer lines, and will exploit any weaknesses in a pipe and embed in the pipe. This can cause issues around clogging the lines, and may even destroy the pipes, if it goes unchecked.
Watch What You Flush
Toilet paper is the only thing, aside from human waste, that should ever be flushed down a toilet. Other items, such as sanitary napkins or wipes can lead to serious plumbing issues in your sewer line.
Replace Old Clay Pipes
If you live in an area with older pipes, consider replacing them before there’s an issue. It’s much easier to do before there’s a serious clog.
Done once a year, a rooter cleaning can help to make sure your sewer pipes are free from roots and other debris that may contribute to clogs. Depending on the age of your pipes, and past issues, these cleanings may have to be done more than once a year. However, most homes should be fine with an annual cleaning.
About Titan Plumbing and Electric Home Services
When it comes to sewer line services in Tampa, FL Titan Plumbing and Electric is one of the best. You can depend on their team of plumbers to give you fair prices and accurate diagnostics of all your sewer problems. Their friendly staff is waiting to take calls to schedule a sewer line inspection, repair, or installation.