It’s simple to overlook your sewage line until it is too late. Once it’s too late, you may be left with a massive mess on your hands as well damage to your walls and floors that may lead to costly repair fees. Save yourself from the headache of dealing with repairs and mind your sewer line.
A sewer line is one of the most important parts of your home or business. It is responsible for transporting wastewater from your property to the municipal sewer system. If your sewage line is not adequately maintained, it can cause serious problems, including backups, flooding, and water damage. That’s why it’s important to take care of your sewage line and have it regularly inspected by a professional.
Turn to the trusted professionals at Certified Plumbing of Brevard for any plumbing concerns. We can help with any plumbing-related work, whether sewer line maintenance, repiping, or gas line repair, we have it covered, and we are available 24/7 for any plumbing disaster! With over 33 years of experience, we’ve seen it all. Call 321-676-0812 to learn more about our annual sewer line inspections! We’d love to maintain your sewer lines to maintain peace in your residence or business.
Signs You May Have a Sewer Line Problem
If all the drains in your home or business are draining slower than usual, it’s possible that there is a blockage in your sewage line. Tree roots are one of the most common culprits of sewer line blockages.
Another sign that you may have a problem with your sewer line is bad smells coming from your drains. If you notice an unpleasant odor coming from any of the drains in your property, it’s time to call a professional for sewer line maintenance. Certified Plumbing of Brevard also provides drain cleaning!
Water Backing Up
The most obvious sign that you have a problem with your sewer line is water backing up into your drains. If this happens, call Certified Plumbing of Brevard as soon as possible since this usually indicates a significant blockage.
The Consequences of an Unhealthy Sewer Line
If your sewer line becomes damaged or clogged, the consequences can be severe. Such consequences include:
- Raw Sewage Backing Up
- Flooding in Your Yard or Basement
- Standing Water
- Damage to the Foundation of Your Home or Business
- Higher Water Bills
It’s vital to keep your sewer line healthy and to function properly. Fortunately, there are a few practices for best sewer line maintenance!
7 Tips for Sewer Line Maintenance
1. Professional Inspection
The first step in maintaining your sewer lines is to get a professional inspection. A trained technician will be able to identify any potential problems and recommend the best course of action. This is especially important if you have an older home or business, as older sewer lines are more likely to develop leaks or blockages. Request a quote for a sewer line inspection.
2. Clean your Drains Regularly
You can help prevent problems with your sewer lines by regularly cleaning your drains. This means regularly cleaning out your gutters and downspouts, as well as making sure there is no debris blocking your drains inside your home or business. You should also avoid putting things like grease, coffee grounds, or eggshells down the drain, as these can cause clogs.
3. Repair any Leaks in the Sewer Line
If you do find a leak in your sewer line, it’s important to repair it immediately. Leaks can cause serious damage to your property and can lead to health hazards if left unchecked.
Tree roots can also cause leaks. Most commonly, there are preexisting cracks in the sewer line that allows for those tree roots to invade. This type of repair is more in-depth and may even need the tree to be removed. Call Certified Plumbing of Brevard for the most efficient sewer line maintenance service!
4. Be Mindful of What You Flush
One of the most common causes of clogged or damaged sewer lines is flushing things other than human waste and toilet paper. Items that do not belong in the sewer can cause severe damage.
Do Not Flush:
- Feminine hygiene products
- Paper towels
- Baby wipes
- Cigarette butts
- Food scraps
Flushing these items can cause costly damage to your sewer line and lead to problems like clogs, backups, and overflows. When in doubt, throw it out.
5. Don’t Put That Down the Drain!
Similar to what not to flush, do not put the following items down the drain, as it all leads to the same place. Be mindful of these items around your drain:
Grease and Oil
Grease and oil can cling to your pipes, causing buildup and clogs. They can also harden, which can lead to cracks in your pipes. Pour the discarded grease and oil into a container, then dispose of it in the trash.
While you may think that small food scraps will just wash away, they can actually cause big problems. Food scraps can attract pests and cause clogs.
To avoid these problems, scrape food scraps into the trashcan before washing your dishes.
If you have a sink drain garbage disposal, be sure that only certain food scraps can be disposed of in this way. Do not put coffee grounds, egg shells, or vegetable peelings down the garbage disposal.
Additionally, if you need your sink drain garbage disposal serviced, Certified Plumbing of Brevard is happy to oblige!
Personal Care Products
Personal care products like hair, makeup, and cleaning supplies can cause clogs and damage your pipes. To avoid these problems, dispose of these products in the trash instead of flushing them down the drain.
Medications should never be flushed down the drain because they can contaminate the water supply. To dispose of medications properly, take them to a local pharmacy or police station for disposal instructions.
6. Clean the Sewer Line Regularly
Remember to have the sewer line cleaned regularly. A professional plumber may need to do the job as more is involved compared to a normal drain cleaning procedure. The purpose of cleaning your sewer line is to make sure that waste water can flow freely. It is common for blockages to occur in your sewer line, which can lead to back up in your home, and no one wants that.
Certified Plumbing of Brevard has all the proper tools to properly clean your sewer line!
7. Replace an Old or Damaged Sewer Line
If your sewer line is old or damaged, it may need to be replaced entirely. This is a job that should only be done by a professional plumber. Replacing an old or damaged sewer line will ensure that the home or business has a functioning sewer line that meets all current codes and standards. Certified Plumbing knows how to reline a pipe. Don’t fret about your service line any longer so give us a call!
Certified Plumbing of Brevard is Here to Help!
Certified Plumbing of Brevard is available to help, even available 24/7 for any plumbing fiasco! We are happy to help the Brevard community and are honored to be continually trusted for over 33 years! Call 321-676-0812 to schedule a service, and let us restore your sewer lines and restore health in your home.