Homeowners do not take the necessary measures to maintain the sewer until there is a blockage and requires professional help. Blocked sewages are expensive to repair and can often be avoided with preventive measures in place. Below are some maintenance tips to keep your sewer lines functional and clean.
Regular cleaning of sewer lines and drains:
Sewer pipes must be cleaned every 1.5-2 years, or more frequently if there have been any recent sewage problems. An inspection can also be scheduled with your plumber to check for any issues.
The drains in your showers, toilets, bathtubs and sinks should be cleaned at least once a month. Pouring hot water or baking soda and vinegar down the drain can help with this.
Disposal of garbage:
All the cleanouts are directly connected to the sewer line. It’s better to avoid disposing tough and fibrous food down the disposal as it might cause damage and clogs.
Get rid of the tree roots:
The average sewer pipe is 50 feet long, and tree roots can get into the joints shutting off the flow of water. If tree roots grow in the sewage line, flushable items such as wipes may not be broken down, resulting in obstructions. The root cutting can be done at least once a year to prevent blockages.
Disposal of grease:
One of the most prevalent reasons of sewer blockages is grease. Grease or oil should not be poured down the kitchen drain because it will solidify and produce a blockage once it has cooled.
Maintain your landscaping:
Plants and trees are also one of the causes of sewage blockages. Planting trees near sewers is not recommended, especially those with longer roots as the roots will naturally grow towards the source of water.
Maintenance of sewer lines saves you money and helps you avoid blockages in the line. Make sewer maintenance as a part of your house maintenance routine. Sydney drain surgeons provide CCTV Drain Camera Inspections to diagnose the issues in the drain system. For any blocked drains and pipes, call us!