Tips on Sewer Cleaning

Published Date: January 14th, 2016 | Category: Plumbing Tips

sewer cleaning coon rapids all ways drainsWhile the professional plumbers at All Ways Drains can always help with sewer cleaning at your Coon Rapids home, we wanted to share some tips on what you can do on your own to help keep your sewer lines free of debris and other problems. Taking the time to do a few of these means you might not have to call us for sewer cleaning as often as you used to.

  • While it might be tempting to use a chemical to unclog your sewer lines or for sewer cleaning purposes, this is actually not a good idea. The chemicals can damage the pipes and cause even more problems over the long term, especially if not used properly.
  • You should familiarize yourself with your sewer system. In your home, there are several smaller waste removal pipes that connect to your main sewer line. The main line is what takes the waste away from your home and to your septic tank or to your city’s municipal sewer.
  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to sewer cleaning. You can use a simple solution of baking soda and vinegar to clean your drain. Poor a cup of baking soda down each drain and then pour a cup of white vinegar on top of it right after. Let it sit for about an hour or so and then flush it all out with warm water. The baking soda will react with the vinegar that will remove a lot of residue from the pipes, tubs, sinks, etc.
  • Keep an eye on your yard for tree roots. Tree root systems can grow pretty far down into the ground and infiltrate your sewer pipes, causing them to crack. If you have a lot of trees on your property, you should have your sewer lines cleaned every couple of years. You should hire a professional to take care of this for you because they will do a more thorough job.
  • If your sewer line has clogged in the past, it is more likely to be clogged in the future. Keep this in mind and do the necessary steps to make sure your sewer lines stay clean and clog-free.

If you would like more information on sewer cleaning in Coon Rapids, call us at All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.