Sewer repairs can cost thousands in damage, especially if clogs and backups spread to walls, flooring, furniture and belongings. Many homeowners are unaware that it is their responsibility to maintain and repair sewer lines running between the city sewer main and their home.
Below are the Top Ways to Prevent Costly Sewer Repairs:
Proper Disposal of Paper Products: When possible, use a garbage can for disposable diapers, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, hygienic wipes and more.
Proper Disposal of Grease: Greases and cooking oils should be transferred to a heat-resistant container and disposed of in the trash can after hardening, NOT put down the drain.
Have Nearby Trees Assessed By a Professional: Tree roots are a leading cause of sewer damage. Have any nearby trees inspected, and if necessary, trimmed by a professional once annually.
Update Out of Code Plumbing and Connections: Outdated plumbing or improper connections can lead to a catastrophic disaster. Have your system inspected, and if necessary, update necessary components before its too late.
Backwater Prevention Valve: Consider having a backwater prevention valve installed. This ‘valve’ aids in preventing any backflows into a home or business.
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