5 Easy Ways to Ward Off Sewer Pipe Damage

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Sewer effectiveness issues are one of a homeowner’s most recurrent problems. One particular issue that threatens the health of the entire sewer system is the damage or beating that your pipes can have with minimal to no maintenance at all. You must know that the responsibility of maintaining a sewer pipe falls entirely to the shoulders of the homeowner. They are the ones that should mind and fix whatever troubles that the pipes may have. However, there are homeowners that do not want to spend more than what they think is necessary on their plumbing and sewage system. The hazards of not paying attention to the damage that your sewer system may already be suffering is that your wastes would not be transported properly from your homes to industrial treatment plants and soon you may have the burden of dealing with a sewer backup or overflow. Neither one of those outcomes is safe for the health of the human population within the area and the wildlife inhabitants.

So, here are easy ways to prevent damaged to your sewer pipe with minimal effort:

1. Do not bleach the drain pipes.

Bleach is a cleaning agent but it is also a chemical-based product. All chemical substances should not be incorporated in your cleaning habit on your sewer and plumbing system. Although most chemical cleaners have excellent cleaning records, they are harsh and unforgiving towards your sewer pipes. In fact, professional plumbers say that constant cleaning using chemical substances can and will lead to pipe deterioration. If you have a cleaning habit for your drains and you want to simply be able to dump the product down the drain and let it sit to do its job, replace the bleach with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. This is just as effective minus the side effects.

2. No draining of fatty substance down the sink.

A number of mislead homeowners think that fatty and other substances that are oily and greasy are generally passable to be down the drain. This is one of the most common misconceptions around. In fact, FOG (fat, oil, and grease) are only three of the numerous products and wastes that are intentionally thrown down the drain that actually cause damage and encourage deterioration.

3. Avoid flushing down solid material and false flushable.

Solid wastes such as egg shells, coffee grounds and bones are material that also should not be flushed down the drain mistakenly. These materials are not soft or pliant enough for the water to soften or breakdown. Even with a garbage disposal unit, these products should still be kept out.

4. Never forcefully that frozen pipes.

During the winter season, pipes that are not seen to properly may freeze due to the weather. This scenario is not entirely uncommon. In fact, there are many homes that experience this inconvenience during the cold seasons. Thawing them come spring may be a little hard. Forcefully melting the iced pipes can cause a drastic shift in the pressure inside the pipes and therefore can lead to bursting.

5. Do routine pipe inspections.

Routine inspections should be done closer in between to know thoroughly the situation of the sewer system. There are a few newly invented tools and equipment to make this process easy and quick for homeowners and professional plumbers. Tools such as the CCTV Camera drones are used for detailed inspection of the sewer pipes.