Four Things To Keep In Mind When Maintaining Your Sewer Line

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Every once in a while, it is a good idea to have your sewer line cleaned. This will help ensure that everything flows properly down your sewer lines and that they don't get backed up, leaving you with a mess to deal with. Here are a few tips that you can use to keep your sewer lines clean and flowing freely.

#1 Only Put Toilet Paper Down Your Toilet

The first thing that you can do to keep your sewer lines clean is prevent them from getting clogged up in the first place. Make sure that everyone knows that the only thing that should go down your toilet is toilet paper, and that even other paper products, like paper towels and tissues, can clog up your sewer lines.

#2 Keep Food Waste Out of Your Drains

Next, be a lot more strict about what you allow to go down your drains. All food scraps should go in the trash, not down your drain or through your garbage disposal. Fruits, vegetables, meat, grease, and all the other kind of food waste that can go down your drains do not agree with your septic system. Keeping this stuff out of your drains is a great way to protect your septic tank.

#3 Use Chemicals To Clean Your Sewer Lines

You also need to make sure that you clean your sewer lines occasionally with chemicals. You can pick up chemicals at your local store. There are a variety of different chemicals that you can purchase to clean your sewer lines. One type of chemical that you should use a couple of times a year is designed to break down the material in your sewer lines. This is helpful because over time, natural things that are put down your sewer lines, such as soaps, lint, and hair fibers, can build up in your sewer lines. This chemical is designed to break up bio waste in your lines.

Another way that you can clean your sewer line is by using cleaners that are meant to break up and push waste through your lines. These types of cleaners help get rid of buildup and clean out your lines.

#4 Manually Clean Your Sewer Lines

Finally, you can also manually clean your sewer lines. The best way to do this on your own is to put a plumbing snake down your drains in your house to clean your lines and loosen up debris that is stuck on your pipes.

If you need additional assistance with cleaning your pipes, reach out to your local plumber for assistance. 


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