It Is Time for Spring Cleaning – Underground!

Spring is the traditional time to clean up your home. You pull down the drapes for dry cleaning, sweep the debris off your roof and pressure wash the patio and driveway. You may even hire someone to clean out those gutters that are clogged from all the winter storms. But you may be forgetting one place that needs cleaning to work properly – your sewer lines. Yes, out of sight is out of mind, but if you don’t maintain those pipes, that sewage won’t stay out of sight forever.

Below the ground, your sewer pipes are working overtime. Those big holiday parties with heavy, fatty foods and guests over for the big football game in February all taxed your plumbing. Waste debris can build up inside your pipes, especially grease and fat, collecting particles until a clog forms. Then your trees and shrubs do their damage by reaching their long roots to wrap around your pipes, infiltrating through cracks, adding more potential clogs. It is time to clean out that mess before it backups into your home!

So how do you clean your sewer pipes? You don’t. You hire your local sewer/septic company that offers hydro jetting to do it for you. They have the equipment to effectively “pressure wash” your sewer pipes. This forceful water jet can cleanse your pipes of gunk and tree roots, making them clear to continue doing their job for another year.

While you are having your sewer lines cleaned, make sure they also do a thorough camera inspection of your pipes. This can help detect any potential issues before they become an expensive sewer emergency. Remember, preventive maintenance is always less expensive then repairs, so it is worth the investment.

Posted on behalf of:
Kiddco Plumbing Inc
Sterling, VA
(703) 435-4441

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