Preventative Maintenance On Sewer Lines

Preventative Maintenance On Sewer Lines

Many homeowners and property owners tend to keep their drainage and sewer systems for granted unless an issue arises. Therefore, the only time an expert is called in, and that too after using innumerable drain cleaners, is when the problem has worsened to the point where it needs extensive repairs. To avoid costly repairs, people should invest in regular preventive maintenance.

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What is Preventive Maintenance?

Preventive maintenance (or preventative maintenance) consists of all the maintenance work performed on a piece of equipment regularly to prevent it from falling. Conducting preventive maintenance is essential during your drainage system’s service life so it does not break down unexpectedly while working.

How is Preventive Maintenance Done?

Several drainage solutions fall under the category of preventive maintenance. A few services we offer to maintain the integrity of your sewage system are:

Inspection and evaluation

Your drainage and sewer pipes need inspection regularly to evaluate their condition, identify weaknesses, and check for leaks. Leaky pipes need to be replaced immediately to avoid messy accidents. All the fittings need to be regularly tightened because water pressure may render them loose, and if ignored, they can dislodge and result in an extensive cleanup.

Professional cleaning

Drain cleaners can only help you so far. Your sewer pipe needs professional cleaning regularly to keep your drainage quick and efficient. If you observe water taking longer to drain, immediately get a thorough cleaning done. Professional sewer cleaning not only removes all dust, debris, or other waste that might cause blockage but does so without the risk of any damage. So secure your investment by not attempting a DIY that might cost you much more than the few bucks you are trying to save.

Video inspection

Video inspection is a new and more effective method to evaluate the condition of plumbing and sewer lines from the inside. Small video equipment is flushed through the drain pipes to assess their condition, identify the cause for a significant blockage, and find leaks in hard to see places. Drainage and sewer network for a property mostly runs underground, so digging up on random spots to check for damage or carry out repairs can be costly, time-consuming, and inconvenient. Video inspection allows experts to monitor the drain as the camera passes and pinpoint precisely where the issue is to carry out more targeted repairs. Not only is this more cost-effective, but it can also prevent problems on time to avoid property damage.

Hydro jetting

After a video inspection is done to identify a blockage in your drain pipes, the next step is removal. If your pipes have rusted and caved in, resulting in a blockage, then you need pipe replacement. However, if your sewer pipes are clogged due to a buildup of debris, grime, and other natural and unnatural waste, then hydro jetting is the quickest and most effective solution. It is better than snaking a drain. Get a professional recommendation on whether your drainage system can support hydro jetting. Hydro jetting equipment is used to send water into the sewer line with high pressure to dislodge any blocks in its pathway.

Aside from these solutions, you also need to be mindful of what you are flushing down your drains to avoid blockages that might result in leakage if enough pressure builds up in the pipes. So be careful.

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