Regular maintenance of the home’s sewer and water line pipe system is key to preventing major problems like blocked drains or toilets, collapsed drains, frozen pipes, tree root damage, grease build-up, belly in pipes (meaning that a portion of the pipe has sunk to a lower level than the rest of the line), and clogged sewers.
The water service line brings water into your home. Sewer pipes carry wastewater from the home’s toilets, sinks, shower, floor drain, and laundry. Wastewater flows to a treatment plant. A break, clog, or leak in the water service lines and sewer pipes running to and from the home can cause a flood if not taken care of properly.
That can cost the homeowner thousands of dollars in repairs – sewer pipe repair can run you anywhere from $1,800 to $15,000, sometimes more, where water line repairs can cost between $2,000-$4,000.
This is not a job for the homeowner. It’s best to have a licensed professional plumber come in to handle it.
That’s especially true if there are a lot of trees on the property. A common cause of breaks in the lines are tree roots that get in through cracks or joints in the pipe, that cause leaks or clogs in the sewer pipe.
In the bathroom or kitchen, it’s popular to buy chemical drain cleaners but these products can eat away at the pipes if not used the right away. Plus there is no guarantee they will clean out the clog. A licensed plumber has the tools necessary to clean out the pipes that run to and from the home.
Other things you can do include unscrewing hoses and insulating exposed pipes as soon as the first frost hits. Never flush anything other than toilet paper.
If you see water at the top of the drain, or your basement smells like a sewer, call us. Those are signs your pipes are clogged. Our response time is fast. Scheduling a regular maintenance checkup of all the lines will ensure you never get to the point where there is a sewage back-up or flood in the home.
It’s easy to assume the water and waste water system in the home is operating smoothly largely because you can’t see the pipes at all – they are located underground or behind walls. It’s easy to forget about and assume all is well.
When there is a flood, though, homeowners get a fast education of how important the sewer and drain system is, and how important it is to keep it properly maintained.
Annual drainage check-ups are an important part of maintenance when it comes to avoiding a sewer back-up or flood, which can cause you and your family a lot of stress and upheaval.
Sewer camera inspections and the snaking of your sewer system can help you avoid drainage issues, and help your existing sewer system last for many years.
Just think of an annual check-up of your drainage system as a health check-up. It’s best to catch something early, so it can be addressed before it gets more serious.
Maintenance is important, but sometimes you may have the misfortune of a drainage problem or sewer backup. Don’t panic, as we are here to help!!
Canada Waterproofers team of trained plumbers can help you with all your drain cleaning needs, and can unclog that blocked drain in no time at all, so that you and your family can continue with your daily life.