How to Preventing Sewer Clogs

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How to Preventing Sewer Clogs

Most homeowners in the SE Michigan area don’t give their sewer lines a second though until there is a problem. When you do have a backup problem, the mess and horrible stench are enough, not to mention potentially expensive repairs of any water damage. At Haley Mechanical, we have a few tips to help prevent sewer clogs.

Decrease the Chances of a Sewer Line Clog with the Following Tips

In the bathroom, only flush toilet tissue. Many products claim to be flushable, but don’t take a risk. Dispose of personal or household products in the trash – and never pour chemicals or paint down the toilet.

Dispose of grease in the trash, not down the kitchen drain. Oils, lard, shortening, and other “greasy” remnants from cooking or frying foods can be placed in a coffee can or other can after cooling for disposal in the trash. While you may think pouring grease down the drain in its liquid form is fine, it isn’t! These substances become solid when cooled, which can clog the sewer line.

The garbage disposal isn’t suitable for all foods. Starchy, bulky, or particularly sticky foods should be thrown out in the trash, and not put in a disposal.

Put distance between your landscaping and sewer line. Whether you’re planting a shrub or sapling, choose a location you feel confident will not interfere with the sewer line as roots begin to grow.

Contact a plumbing contractor who can perform a video inspection of your sewer lines

A video inspection makes it possible for you to know what condition the sewer lines are in. For those who are considering the purchase of a resale home (a home someone has previously lived in), it’s a good idea to include an inspection of the sewer lines on your home inspection checklist.By inspecting the sewer lines via video, your plumbing contractor can inform you of any potential problems, such as existing blockages or problems that may be developing. Your contractor can advise you

By inspecting the sewer lines via video, your plumbing contractor can inform you of any potential problems, such as existing blockages or problems that may be developing. Your contractor can advise you of possible solutions if potential problems do exist, such as:

Replacement of a trenchless or traditional sewer pipe when a severe blockage is found, or a line has collapsed.
Scheduled routing of the lateral lines which helps prevent backups, and clear out any root growth that has invaded the lines.At Haley Mechanical, our southeast Michigan plumbing professionals can help you with nearly any kind of plumbing problem in accordance with your needs and budget. Give us a call today!

At Haley Mechanical, our southeast Michigan plumbing professionals can help you with nearly any kind of plumbing problem in accordance with your needs and budget. Give us a call today!