Maintaining Your Sewer Pipes

When was the last time you took a look at what is inside your sewer pipes? There is a good chance that the answer to that question is never. Let’s face it – unless there is a problem, most people don’t want to think about those nasty pipes at all. But the reality is that if you own your home for ten or more years, those pipes will need some sort of repair or replacement, especially if you don’t perform any maintenance. Why wait for a sewer emergency? Plan your sewer pipe maintenance now to see what is in those pipes.

So what can you do to maintain your sewer pipes? One of the most common issues that can cause a sewer back-up is a clogged sewer pipe. Over the years, pipes can collect debris and waste, especially if grease and oils are disposed of down the drains. Sewer pipes can become clogged, backing up sewage into your home. These pipes can also be infiltrated by tree roots, damaging the pipes and creating blocked lines. Preventing a back-up is ideal, which is where regular maintenance comes in.

Your local sewer or septic company can use digital video cameras to inspect your sewer pipes. These cameras can identify any clogs that are beginning to form, pin point tree roots and detect pipe damage. If there are clogs forming or roots are in your pipes, these can usually be cleared out using professional hydrojetting. This process uses high water pressure to clean your sewer pipes, removing debris and even stubborn roots.

Having an inspection every year is the ideal way to prevent sewer emergencies and maintain your sewer pipes. Ca;; your local sewer service company to schedule your sewer pipe maintenance.

Posted on behalf of:
Septic Service Pro, LLC
Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30334
(678) 292-8728

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