HOG tips on better sewer maintenance to prevent clogging

Nobody wants to deal with sewer clogging in their house. So that’s why it is important to maintain your sewer drains. Fixing a clogged sewer line costs time and money, so why not ensure that your sewers are never clogged? But if they ever do, make sure to employ a professional company. Below you will find some tips on how to prevent your sewers from clogging.

Don’t pour grease

One of the main causes of clogged sewage and drains is grease. When cooking with grease oil, pouring it down the drain can lead to clogs. The clogs form when the grease begins to cool. Eventually, the grease hardens and forms a plug that blocks the sewage line. The good news is that people can easily avoid this situation by following sewer drain maintenance tips, such as: 

  1. Never pour grease down the sink or toilet.
  2. Scrape the grease and food off the dishes before cleaning them.
  3. Do not put grease into the garbage disposal.
  4. Use baskets and strainers in the sink drains to catch food or grease.

Roots

Outgrown plant roots are another reason for sewer line clogs, as roots have a natural instinct to seek out any water source. This way, roots are going to probe the sewage line so they can penetrate the line and gain access to the water. The solution to this is to not plant trees and shrubs close to the home screen to keep the sewer line out. If such plants exist, you should pay someone to professionally remove them and their roots. 

Avoid disposing of food waste 

In many households, it is common to dump their food in the garbage disposal, which shreds everything and lets it go to the drain. This is a huge risk of getting sewer lines clogged because of the food waste getting lodged in sewer pipes.

Another alternative is to collect food waste and use it to make organic compost. This compost feeds plants and helps them grow. However, you have to make sure not to put meat and grease in compost.

Use a lint catcher

The drain hose from a washing machine can cause pieces of fabric lint and even a few socks to go down the drain and block your sewer lines. A lot of people suddenly got a clogged sewer line, and the repairs cost them thousands of dollars. So, if this ever happens, make sure to employ professional sewer line cleaning companies in Austin.

To prevent this from happening, you need to install a lint catcher at the end of the drain hose. The lint catcher is a mesh trap that prevents fabric and lint from going into your sewer lines. However, if you want extra protection, you can buy lint trappers to cover the drain hole as well. 

A bacteria drain cleaner will help

A bacteria drain cleaner will always help with your sewer lines. Bacteria drain cleaners are best for eliminating organic clogs, which include hair, grease, and food. This bacteria is available in granular and liquid forms. 

You simply have to pour the bacterial drain cleaner into the drain. After a few hours of clogging, the bacteria will have opened up the clog. However, if you don’t have any clogs, using a bacterial drain cleaner will eliminate any chance for the sewer line to get clogged in the future.

Flush drains regularly 

Nowadays, many households have low-pressure water, which is great for saving water, but having less water flow down the drain means that debris might get stuck somewhere. This can cause a potential clog in the sewer line, which can be difficult to remove. To prevent this from happening, take a five-gallon bucket and fill it with water, then put the entire water down the drain. This flow of water will help flush away all the debris from the pipes and the sewer lines. Repeating this step from time to time prevents a possible sewer clog.

Conclusion

There are several ways you can prevent a sewer line clog. The main reasons for a clog can be grease and roots. However, to prevent this from happening, you must avoid pouring grease and food waste into the drain. You should also flush drains regularly, and if you ever get a clog, you should use a bacterial drain cleaner or call a professional sewer line cleaning company.

 

Authors Bio: Elliot Rhodes

Elliot has been both an interior and exterior designer for over 8 years. He is happy to plan and design exteriors of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. He helps others with beautifying the outside areas of their homes and businesses. When he has free time, he is writing articles on latest designing trends and projects.

 

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