Most people don’t even think twice about the drains in their personal living space nor the sewers those drains are attached to. However, if you’ve ever had sewage back up in your home or apartment, you’ll never forget it! Here are a few tips to follow in order to reduce this sort of event from happening to you.
While toilet paper is a relatively safe thing to flush down the toilet, one thing that is not very good on your sewage lines is flushable wipes. This may sound crazy because the word “flushable” is on the label, but municipalities around the country have pleaded with their citizens to stop flushing these wipes as they great blockages that sewer workers call “fatbergs.” These sorts of blockages require sewer repair products in order to fix lines, and even to break up the fatbergs so that sewage can flow unrestricted. So next time you are at the store, do your local sewage plant a favor and bypass the flushable wipes.
If you have had blocked sewer lines at your residence, one of the biggest culprits is that of roots. Most people don’t even think about this since sewer lines are buried deep into ground, but roots will go as deep as they need to in order to find a constant source of water and moisture. One thing you should do is use root killer often within your sewer lines a few times a year to keep new root buildup at bay. This will help to keep your lines clear and help to avoid the takeover of newly introduced root systems within your sewer pipes.
As you can see, by following these few simple tips, you can help yourself to avoid a sewer backup situation that can get extremely messy very quickly!