5 Tips for Sewer Cleaning

Published Date: March 9th, 2023 | Category: Drain Cleaning

Routine sewer cleaning can prevent a multitude of issues within your home or business, like clogged drains and lingering sewer odor. Do you know how to keep your sewers clean? Believe it or not, there are plenty of simple things that you can do (or avoid doing) in your home or business to keep them cleaned without a professional. However, if you experience any signs that you require a more intensive sewer cleaning in New Brighton, call us at All Ways Drains today!

Here are 5 simple tips to prevent the need for professional sewer cleaning or repair!

1. Avoid Putting Anything Down the Drain that Will Cause Clogs

While this one is self-explanatory enough, it is imperative to avoid putting anything down your drains that could clog them or your sewer pipes. If a clog forms further along the pipes, it can lead to back-ups that require more intensive cleaning from a professional.

In the kitchen, avoid pouring fat, grease, cooking oil, raw meat, flour products, coffee grounds, rice, noodles and paper down your sink. While this is not an exhaustive list, keep in mind what is water soluble and sure to not cause a clog. Other things that can commonly cause back-ups are bones, fruit pits and eggshells – even if you have a garbage disposal.

The number one cause of clogs for bathroom drains is hair, so when possible, prevent hair from being washed down the drain. And for toilets, it’s best to only flush waste and toilet paper.

2. Use A Drain Strainer

When possible, use a drain strainer. These can prevent unwanted things from entering your drains in the first place, saving you from clogs down the line. They can be used in both kitchens and bathrooms, one to collect food, the other to collect hair from the tub.

3. Don’t Use Chemical Drain Cleaners

As we have discussed before, chemical drain cleaners are frequently not the best option when it comes to clogged drains. In fact, in some instances they can even cause more damage. If you have a thoroughly stubborn clog and the alternatives aren’t working, it may be best to call a professional plumber to ensure there is no additional damage caused to your pipes.

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4. Run Hot Water

This one may seem too simple to be true, however running hot water can help clean out your pipes! Alternatively to simply running hot water, you could plug your drain, fill up your sink and then let the hot water drain. Either option can help prevent clogs from forming and can be a simple task to add to your cleaning routine!

5. Schedule Annual Maintenance

Finally, scheduling annual maintenance for your sewer line can be a great way to keep it clean while also preventing further repairs. If you require sewer cleaning in New Brighton, call All Ways Drains today at 612-922-9422 or request a free estimate!