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Sewer Line Maintenance Tips

Sewer line blockages can be a costly and unwanted expense, but there are preemptive measures you can take to be sure this doesn’t happen to you. Look through this list of easy tips to save you a lot of aggravation.

Dispose of Grease Properly

If you dump oil or fats down your drain, they will eventually congeal and block the pipes. Scrape drippings into the garbage before doing dishes, and don’t dump grease down the toilet either. If you’re still worried about it, you can install a grease receptor to catch any oily mess before it hits the sewer line.

Keep Trees Away From Pipes

Trees with deep roots will seek out cracks in your pipes as a water supply, eventually growing to fill the pipe. You can prevent this by removing these trees from areas near your sewer line. Another option is burying copper sulfate crystals around your pipes to prevent the roots from penetrating.

Prevent Debris Accumulation

Yard waste often gathers in sewer drains causing a buildup of leaves and mud. This can be prevented by installing grates with drain screens on them to sift out large debris. You can then simply clean out the catch basin to keep things clear.
There are many steps you can take to keep your sewer line working properly, but sometimes disaster is inevitable. When your line needs more service than you’re capable of handling, call Dave-Co Plumbing for a plumber who can fix the problem.
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