Every home has drain lines where water comes in and gray water/sewage goes out. For those lines where the grey water/sewage goes out, it is important that the drain lines be kept clean. Unfortunately, most homeowners ignore the drains, not realizing they are being coated with bacteria that will be all over the floors if and when they become stopped up and backed up.
Quick Check for the Water Pipes
Just like with anything else in life, an ounce of prevention can keep catastrophes from happening. So, you need to take the steps needed to keep the pipes clean going down the drain, under the house, through your yard and into the septic system or sewer connection. With proper working drain lines, the water will flow easily and quickly. When they are left on their own, they get clogged with the accumulation of food, grease, hair, soap scum, and other things that make it down the drain.
As soon as you notice your drains are slow, make that phone call to an experienced plumber. They have the proper chemicals that are safe for the pipes and the environment. And best of all, they have the experience and knowledge about cleaning out drains and keeping them clean.
Preventative maintenance on a regular basis to keep your drains clean should be done by some professional every six months. This includes the bathtubs, showers, and sinks as well as the sewer lines. The sewer lines can become cracked with age as the ground shifts, and tree roots can start growing into them, clogging them up. This is more common in areas that have older homes with large trees.
Early Catch of Clogs Helps
When you notice a slow drain, it is most likely getting clogged. By taking the steps now to unstop that clog, you’ll prevent having any unexpected issues that can cause expensive damage.