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Importance of Cleaning Your Sewer Line Before Spring

A sewer drain like the one shown needs to be regularly maintained in order to provide enough support for your home.Although it may be cold outside at the moment, it won’t be long until the spring is upon us. When seasons change, we also need to adapt our approach to cleaning and maintenance. One thing that you need to do ahead of the spring is to carry out a sewer drain line inspection to ensure that everything is in good working order. With that being said, read on to discover clean sewers are so important.

Spring Sewer Cleaning is Part of Good General Maintenance

Drain cleaning is a critical part of home plumbing maintenance. As time passes, scum, hair, grease, and food can build up into your sewer lines, P-traps, and drains. All of these materials can result in an obstruction that can decrease the flow of waste and effluent from leaving your property. This could block the flow of this material. When this happens, you can end up with a nasty sewer gas or sewage back-up inside of your home, which is the last thing anyone wants to deal with during the summer months. 

By scheduling sewer line inspection and cleaning, you can ensure that any potential issues are picked up on before they get worse. This will keep your system working effectively, ensuring that you don’t have a major repair on your hands.

Older Properties Have Different Needs

If you have an older property whereby dated sewer lines may still be in use, the significance of drain cleaning services is even greater. The reason for this is because of the materials that were used prior to PVC. Examples include clay, cast iron, and Orangeburg, which is a mixture of wood pulp and pitch. While these materials were deemed appropriate at the time, these materials were notorious for separating, corroding, splitting, or cracking at the joints as they got older, which resulted in tree roots entering the system and feeding of the nutrient-rich effluent. As time goes on, the roots increase in size, and they start to trap the debris, which makes a blockage inevitable.

By scheduling a spring drainage cleaning with your local plumbing contractor, you can maintain your sewage lines to ensure that you don’t end up experiencing a clogged or slow drain. This also enables the plumber to check the condition of your sewage system to identify any problem areas and address them before they turn into a bigger issue.

Leave Sewer Cleaning to the Experienced Professionals

As you can see, it is important to make sure that you carry out a drain line inspection and main drain cleanouts prior to the spring season. While it is vital to go down this route, you should not do this yourself. Without the required experience, you can end up with greater problems on your hands. Make sure you work with an experienced specialist, like those at Heaney Heating & Plumbing, who can carry out the sewer drain line inspection in a safe, quick, and effective manner. Give our team a call today.

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