If you make a list of things that can ruin your day, plumbing issues will definitely make it to the top 5 (maybe even higher).
Leaky faucets, broken pipes, and clogged toilets not only add stress to your life, but they also eat away your emergency savings. However, you can prevent a lot of plumbing issues (and therefore a lot of money) by being a little proactive with sewer maintenance.
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We can also help you stay ahead of expensive sewer repairs with routine inspections and cleaning services. But it is also prudent that you create your own maintenance strategy. Here’s what you should include in your preventative sewer line maintenance plan.
Create A Checklist
Start by educating yourself about how your plumbing system works. Take stock of all the appliances and fixtures that use water in your home. These will include:
- Bathroom sinks, toilet, and showers
- Laundry room pipes, washer, and dryer
- Water heater
- Kitchen sink and garbage disposal unit
By maintaining a checklist, you can keep tabs on how your appliances and fixtures are performing. And if you notice something suspicious, such as low water pressure, you can nip the problem in the bud instead of letting the plumbing issue escalate.
Perform An Inspection
Plumbing contractors perform thorough evaluations of pipes and sewer lines using specialist tools and cameras to reach every nook and cranny.
That said, you should perform a general inspection yourself after a couple of months. Check behind your kitchen and bathroom sinks for fragility, leaks, and cracks, as these can lead to long-term and costly plumbing repair jobs.
Also, check water pressure frequently with a gauge to ensure that water flows from your faucets and showerheads at secure levels. You may even want to add a pressure regulator to manage water pressure in your home.
Watch What Goes Down The Drain
Not everything that can be flushed belongs in the drain. When it comes to toilets, you should enforce a policy that nothing apart from human waste and toilet paper should be flushed.
Similarly, never wash fats, oils, or grease down the drain, as they harden in sewer lines and clog them.
Keep Tree Roots In Check
Finally, you should watch out for tree roots that can sprout up and wreak havoc on your pipes. Avoid planting trees over sewer lines as roots clog the pipes and also cause major damage. If you already have trees near the sewage lines, keep the roots in check and get your sewers snaked or hydro jetted to keep your pipes clean.
At A Better Plumber And Sewer, we can help you with preventative sewer maintenance in Round Lake, IL, and the surrounding areas. Timely upkeep allows your plumbing to last longer and saves you time and money in the long run. Click here to learn more about our plumber and sewer services.