If you haven't had your sewer main cleaned in a while, you owe it to yourself to take care of that now. Sewer main cleaning is one of those household maintenance issues that's often delayed, or overlooked altogether. Unfortunately, dirty sewer mains can cause serious problems for you, and your home. Here are three reasons why you need to to have your sewer main cleaned by a professional plumber.
Keep Your Drains Safe
You might not realize this, but dirty sewer mains can pose serious risks for you, and your family. As waste flows from your home, gases build up in the sewer lines. If your sewer main isn't cleaned, the gases will continue to build up until they have nowhere else to go but back up into your home. Once inside your home, those sewer gases will give off foul odors, and cause health problems, such as headaches. Not only that, but harmful bacteria can build up in the sewer lines as well. Unfortunately, the bacteria that builds up in your drains can also pose health risks for you and your family, especially if your drains backup. Once your drains back up, that bacteria is released into your home, where you and your family will come in contact with it. You can keep your family safe, and eliminate harmful risks, by having your sewer main cleaned.
Protect Your Plumbing
If your sewer main hasn't been cleaned in a while, it's at risk for serious damage. This is particularly true if you have trees or mature shrubbery in your yard. Roots from your trees and shrubbery will grow throughout the yard, looking for new sources of water. As soon as they come in contact with your underground pipes, they'll find their way inside through small cracks and joints. The bigger those roots grow, the more damage your drains sustain. The only way to thoroughly, and safely remove the roots is by having your drains and sewer main cleaned.
Eliminates Sluggish Drains
If you've got sluggish drains, your sewer main is probably clogged up with waste and debris. If left alone, you could start experiencing backups into your home, which means you'll start noticing solid waste in your bathtubs, and foul-smelling brown water seeping out from around the base of your toilet. You can eliminate sluggish drains, and prevent sewage backups, by having your sewer main cleaned as soon as possible.
Don't wait for problems with your plumbing. Contact a plumbing company, such as Young Plumbing Corporation, to schedule a sewer main cleaning.Share
22 July 2017
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