Tips For Sewer Pipe Maintenance After Sewer Cleaning
There is nothing worse in waking up in the morning or coming home after work to find out there is a sewer backup in your home. Depending on the type of clog in the sewer line, this backup can be significant, causing foul odors, contamination, and the risk of dangerous bacteria and germs in the house.
Routine sewer cleaning performed by Apex Plumbing & Sewer, Inc. is a simple way for homeowners to keep their sewers flowing properly. For homes in Chicago, IL, we will recommend how often to clean the sewer system, and this varies based on the age of the home and the condition of the sewer system.
In between sewer cleaning, there are some steps Chicago, IL, homeowners can do to reduce the risk of clogs or slow drains in the sewer pipes.
- Avoid flushing wipes – while some wipes and personal care items are marketed as safe to dispose of in the toilet, this is not recommended. They can easily lodge in the pipe, collecting in one location and creating a higher risk for a full blockage of the system.
- Reduce organic matter disposal in sinks – grease, oil, residual food, and other types of organic matter should be disposed of in the garbage, not in the sink. The washing machine hose should also have a lint catcher, which stops link and fabric from entering the sewer line every time you do a load of laundry.
- Consider landscaping choices – do not plant trees, hedges or shrubs near the sewer line. Roots can invade or damage pipes, resulting in sewer problems that may only be detected during sewer cleaning.
If you are experiencing problems with your drains, call our experienced plumbing contractor service at 773-477-7714.