Drain Line Maintenance

May 17, 2017

Water lines carry sewage and grey water out of your home. To keep these lines flowing clearly, regular drain cleaning is of paramount importance. All too often, people disregard their drains until something goes wrong. By then, filthy bacteria-infested water could have soaked into your walls and floors. The damage has already been done.

Clogs don’t only occur in drains that directly lead from plumbing fixtures – they also occur in large sewer lines. Your plumbing fixtures are connected to these lines, which run under your home and out into the yard. Tree roots can easily block them, which can result in a nasty sewage backup – usually through drains in the lower level of your home. This is a serious issue, especially for residents in older neighborhoods where trees have long-established, far-reaching root systems.

Even a simple clog in a sink can cause serious destruction. Usually, homeowner’s insurance does not cover water damage caused by flooding from a clogged drain. That’s why it’s important to have a plumber quickly come and unclog a drain, no matter how minor it may appear.

However, prevention is always the best course of action in keeping all your drains and plumbing lines flowing well, so ask your plumber about a drain cleaning and preventative maintenance contract. Regular inspections by an expert who has the proper equipment and tools to address potential problems before they become major issues can save you a lot of money and inconvenience, while ensuring that you and your family stay dry and healthy.