Whenever you notice these things, it is usually time to call the plumber:
- sinks backing up
- shower draining slowly
- bad smell coming from your drain or toilet
Depending on the issue, plumbing repairs could be a little expensive. This is why we should consider practicing some preventive maintenance.
Also, if it turns out that your septic system is breaking down, it could become quite costly.
Proper Waste Disposal
Practicing better household habits and proper waste disposal can help avoid clogged drains.
For example, avoid dumping used cooking oil and other stuff down your drains. This could form gunk and block the pipes.
You can buy a drain-gate. This helps make sure that hair and leftover food doesn’t go down the drain.
Regularly Clean Your Drain
You probably heard of “prevention is better than cure.” This is also true with clogged drains.
One of the things you can do is run hot water through your sink. You can also pour down substances like vinegar, salt, and baking soda. These are regular ingredients you can find in your kitchen so it’s not going to be hard to find them.
Routine Inspection & Pumping
Inspection, as well as pumping, should be done every three to four years. If not properly pumped every few years, waste materials and other nasty stuff could overflow.
Trust us, you don’t want this to happen.
During inspections, your hired professionals will make sure that your water levels remain at a safe level. They will also check for any damages.
Neglecting these routines could result in an expensive repair. Worse, you might even need to replace your septic system.