The importance of regular maintenance for your home sewage system

Most people do not know the importance of having a well-maintained sanitary drainage system. The sewage system is made to take the water that is flushed down toilets, sinks, showers, and dishwashers away from your home. In order for these systems to function properly, it is important that you have a professional come in and inspect your system every few years. Homeowners often do not know the importance of having a sanitary drainage system until something goes wrong.

One of the main problems that can occur with these systems is when tree roots grow into the sewer line. The roots can cause blockages that lead to sewage backing up into your home. This can be a health hazard as well as a costly repair. Another problem that can occur is when grease and oil are poured down the drain. Over time, these substances can build up and cause a blockage. If you have a professional clean your system regularly, they will be able to catch these problems before they cause serious damage.

Regular maintenance of your sanitary drainage system is the best way to avoid costly repairs.

The Drain System

What causes clogs?

  • Hair
  • Soap scum
  • Grease and oil
  • Food scraps
  • Coffee grounds
  • Paper products

While some of these items will dissolve over time, others will not. When they mix with other substances and build up, they can create a clog.

Recurring clogs could show signs of improperly installed pipes. Sharp turns in the direction of the pipe or improperly sloped runs could lead to them not discharging properly.

Unclogging drains

Chemical drain cleaners are also an option, but they can be corrosive and weaken pipes over time. Many plumbers recommend enzyme cleaners. They can be used regularly to help maintain the system.

Signs of sewer problems

Causes of sewer problems

Resolving sewer problems

You may not know how important your sewage system is until it becomes clogged and overflows. Luckily, when you have a professional clean your system regularly they will be able to catch these problems before they cause serious damage.

Thanks for reading and I hope you found some of the home tips useful!

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Marc Sawyer

I’m an Architect. My favorite thing to do is create stories through architectural design. Founder of Whitewash Studio architecture firm in Atlanta, GA.