Most people prefer not to think about what happens each time they flush. Even so, the sewer system is one of the most important parts of your home. The water use for a family of four averages about 400 gallons a day, with most of those gallons being consumed by the toilet. Adequate drainage of your sewer system is important in keeping a healthy and safe home. With this in mind it is important to properly maintain and monitor the condition of your sewage system and address problems in a timely manner.
Maintaining Your Sewage System
- A quick solution to eliminate odors from your sink drain is to pour a cup of white vinegar down the drain(if you have a trash disposal, grinding lemon peels works as well) wait for 30 minutes, then run hot water down the drain.
- Never flush garbage down toilets.
- Don’t pour oils and greases down drains, they can congeal and cause blockages which result in sewage backups
Drain Repair and Trenchless Sewer Replacement
Even with proper maintenance and care, sewage systems eventually will need replacing. Regardless of if your house is a new construction, its plumbing could still be decades old and in need of repair. If you are experiencing any of the following problems, you may need to hire professional plumbing services.
- Foul odors around the house
- A gargling noise when flushing the toilet
- Sewage starts to seep into your home
Plumbing contractors will able to quickly asses sewage line problems by performing a sewer camera inspection. If your sewer line is in need of repair or replacing it no longer means having extensive and costly excavation to your property. No dig sewer repair and trenchless sewer replacement methods can remedy problems with minimally invasive techniques. These methods can replace existing pipes with a minimal amount of ground excavation. Don’t wait until something is wrong to think about your sewage system.