Whenever you use your home's toilet, sinks, or showers to drain away wastewater, you may take it for granted the method it easily whisks the waste away. However, plumbing clogs can take over your home plumbing lines and septic system, leaving you with sewer backed up and slow-flowing drains. Here are some cleaning recommendations for you to maintain and protect your plumbing lines and home sewage system for a healthy and clean property.
Hire a Professional Line Cleaning
From time to time your home's sewer line that drains sewer waste from your home to either the city sewer line or to your septic tank can become clogged and drain slowly as a result. This can occur when the interior of the line becomes coated in a layer of scum from soaps, oils, and fats along with sewer debris that you flush down your line. This build-up can cause a clog to more easily occur, and when it does you will need to act immediately to restore your home's plumbing flow.
Contact a local plumbing clean-out professional who can clear your line of a plumbing clog with their commercial strength hydro jetting sprayer. They will insert the spraying wand down through your home's plumbing clean-out drain while the wand sprays out the interior of your line. The force of the water will clean the interior of your sewer line to restore it to a fully clean condition without using any chemicals in the process.
Hydro jet sewer line cleaning is a great option to clean out your septic plumbing line and also the drain field lines that help your septic system remain in balance. These drain field lines are perforated to allow water to exit but they can become clogged from excess waste problems and build-up over time.
Keep Up on Regular Maintenance
Once you have your plumbing or septic lines cleaned out, you will want to keep them maintained in good condition to prevent any further problems down the line. As you use your home's sewer lines, be careful what you put into them.
If you have a septic system, don't flush anything down your toilet other than toilet tissue and regular sewer waste. You don't want to use your toilet as a trash bin and put any cotton swabs, tampons, condoms, coffee grounds, or paper towels into it because it will clog up your line or your tank.
Also, take care when adding in any extra landscaping in your yard. For example, don't plant trees near your septic system or drain field lines, and don't plant trees above your home's main sewer line that connects to the city sewer. Tree roots will eventually grow around and potentially into your sewer line to cause clogs and the requirement of major repairs.