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    Precautions to Take With Sewer Line Damage

    March 17, 2015

    Sewer Line Damage

    Precautions to Take With Sewer Line Damage

    We use them everyday and don’t even think about it. Sewer lines help shuttle the unsightly debris associated with urban living and keep it out of sight and out of mind. Often sewer lines end up at a county water treatment facility. If you live in a rural area your residential sewer lines probably end at a septic tank.

    As little as we don’t pay attention to swer lines when they are working we are fast to pay attention when they stop transporting waste water. Often signs of backed up swer lines include pungent odors and backed up or stopped water in the shower or bathroom area.

    If you have a sewer line that’s connected to your home, there are precautions that you should take to make sure that your line is working well. The best advice for any plumbing related issue is hiring a professional. Nothing will save you time and money like hiring a licensed and professional plumber.

    Below are some tips that you can use for keeping your sewer running well and avoid having messy sewer problems.

    Carefully Clean Your Clogged Drains

    Cleaning a clogged drain won’t be as simple as putting chemical drain cleaners into the drain and then waiting. You may not know that there are different lines for waste removal that feed into a bigger main line which carries the waste water from a home into the sewer system.

    Residences have the soil line, and this carries toilet and kitchen waste to a main line. They also have the waste line and this handles bathroom sinks and showers. There are two different opportunities where a clog can happen before getting to your main line, and this also can get clogged. Here are some tips for cleaning a clogged drain.

    • Use a liquid cleaner rather than a crystal one. Crystal cleaners often solidify on pipes.
    • According to experts, you shouldn’t use chemical cleaners for fixing total blockages. You should use sewer jetters, and these blast blockages away and then restores your pipes to a better condition. Once you have used one of these, you should check your sewer system’s integrity with one of the hydrostatic line testers. If there are leaks in your system that were sealed by debris, the temporary seal was removed with the jetter. The tester is going to help you find the leaks so you’re able to repair them and stop any further damage.
    • Try to prevent problems completely: Once each month pour a cup baking soda and a cup white vinegar into your drain. Wait 60 minutes and then flush it with some warm water. Most of your buildup is going to be removed by the combination. This usually will work for drains in kitchen sinks, tubs, and showers.


    Show the Garbage Disposal Some Love

    Stringy foods like banana peels, celery, and others are really hard for it to grind and may clog up garbage disposals. If you have a bad odor, you can use a lemon peel to temporarily remove it.

    Run the water while you’re using your disposal. This is going to help with pushing the foods through it and then help keep your disposal for becoming clogged. It’s best to use cold water.

    Be Good to Your Toilet

    It’s expensive when you have a leaky toilet. A lot of times it’s because the flush valve is bad (this is the stopper found at your tank’s bottom that’s connected to your handle.) Any type of hardware store stocks the flush valves. They’re inexpensive and pretty easy to put in. Be sure that your tank’s water level is correct. You can look at your tank’s water line to make sure.

    Toilet water jets or ports often get plugged with the calcium if you have hard water. You are going to find a few ports beneath your toilet bowl’s rim. Take a coat hanger made from metal and use its end to poke into these ports so that they are cleared. Also you should check out your toilet’s main port at its bottom.

    You shouldn’t use chemical drain cleaners in the toilet. Try putting something through your shower drain because they’re connected to see if it clears it. If not, it’s best to get a plumber.

    What Shouldn’t be Put in the Sewer

    The things you are flushing or pouring into the drain can have a bad impact on the environment.

    Grease should never be poured into the toilet or drain. This can’t be effectively broken down during treatment of wastewater. Just like greasy food can you’re your arteries, it also can hurt your pipes. Grease will cling to the pipes and build up as time goes by cold weather can solidify grease. The blocked sewage comes up through floor drains, toilets, and sinks and mean you have a huge mess.

    How You Can Properly Dispose of Grease
    Before you wash your dishes, scrape any hardened grease into trash. Even if dishwashing liquid says it reduces grease, it may make the grease go into the pipe further.

    Other things you shouldn’t put into the toilet or drain

    • Rags
    • Sticks
    • Sanitary napkins
    • Hazardous waste
    • Paper towels
    • Metal objects


    These are the things that you should do when you are trying to avoid problems with your sewer. If you follow these tips, you will have fewer sewer problems in your home.

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