Minneapolis Water & Sewer Systems

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How to Avoid Costly Sewer Repair

One of the worst problems a homeowner can face is a backed up sewer line or drain. It’s messy and smelly, and sometimes it can result in the need for costly sewer repair. We are Robbinsdale sewer repair specialists, and we have some suggestions on what to do and what not to do to help prevent sewer problems.

You should always collect grease from your kitchen in a separate glass container. Never throw it down your sink drain or down a toilet. Even a small amount of grease can cause those drains to back up. You should also always use a back-flow prevention device. This will help keep the water moving in the correct direction.

If you want to give your drains a good cleaning to help prevent expensive sewer repair, pour a cup of baking soda down the drain and then a cup of white vinegar right after. After that, pour a cup of boiling water in the drain to wash it all down.

Make sure no one flushes anything down the toilet other than waste and toilet paper. Even personal hygiene items should not be flushed. Too much of this and you might need to look into sewer repair.

After you are done painting or using another type of harsh chemical (like car oil), the chemical should be properly disposed of. Never pour any of it down a sewer or other drain like that. And if you are doing some landscaping, make sure you don’t plant any trees near the sewer lines. Tree roots naturally seek any water source they can find. And if they decide to use your sewer as their water source, that could crack or break the pipes leading to it. And that just results in even more sewer repair.

So when you need sewer repair in Robbinsdale, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.

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