Adopt Regular Preventative Maintenance for Your Drains This Summer

If you want to make a big move to make sure that your drains are doing well all year, every year, this summer is an excellent time to adopt preventative maintenance for your plumbing.  Most plumbing calls are from people who need repair or emergency services right away.  The problems that tend to cause an emergency plumbing call can almost always be avoided if there was preventative maintenance.

Easy Preventative Maintenance

  • Install strainers in your sinks and bathtubs, so they collect all hair, food, and debris before it goes down the drain. Strainers can keep your drains from clogging because they keep almost everything but water from going down your drains.
  • Only flush toilet paper. Have the uncomfortable conversation with your family about how much toilet paper is proper and what can’t be put into the toilet.  While this isn’t the greatest conversation to have this summer, your plumbing will thank you.
  • Consider annual sewer jetting services from Birmingham Plumbing, Heating & Cooling if you live in Troy, Michigan.

What is Sewer Jetting?

Sewer jetting or hydro jetting is the process of using water that is high pressure to clear out your sewer system.  Hydro jetting is easier than snaking drains and digging up a sewer line to get a clog removed.  It is great for the environment, and it works to remove the everyday things that tend to create clogs in your sewer line.  Regular hydro jetting is something that can keep a sewer line clear all year and lessen plunging, slow drains, and back-ups.

What Clogs a Sewer Line?

  • Grease is a big problem for the pipes in your home. To eliminate fat in your pipes, make sure to dispose of grease and oils in a can, instead of down the drain.
  • Hair is the top problem in bathrooms. A drain strainer can solve hair going down the drain.
  • Children putting toys or foreign objects into the toilet or sink can cause a future clog in the sewer line. Child safety equipment can usually resolve this issue.  You can also shut the doors to the bathrooms to keep little kids away from toilets and drains.

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