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Thursday, January 8, 2015

How to Avoid Expensive Sewer Repair

One of the most stressful parts of owning a home is when your sewer and drains back up. It’s frustrating, especially if you can’t figure out what caused the backup or damage. So here are a few suggestions on how to avoid sewer repair in Richfield and the surrounding areas.

Watch What You Flush
The only two things that should be flushed down your toilet are human waste and toilet paper. Do not flush food, wipes, paper, feminine hygiene products or anything else down your toilet. Sticking to this rule can help you avoid sewer repair.

Watch What You Pour
Do not pour grease down your drains. Over time, the grease can build up and cause the need for expensive drain and sewer repair. When you need to dispose of grease, pour it into a glass jar, cover it up and throw it out with the rest of your trash.

Do Some Regular Maintenance
Every month or so, pour a mixture of baking soda and salt down the drain. Then pour a cup of vinegar in right after. After that, run hot water down the drain and let the water run for a few minutes to rinse all of the baking soda, salt and vinegar out of the drain. That should help clear out any built-up debris from your drains and could also help you avoid drain and sewer repair.

Invest in a Drain Trap
Drain traps are inexpensive and can be purchased just about anywhere. Put one over your drain to catch any debris, hair or other items that could get backed up in your drains. This is a small investment but it’s also one that could save you money on expensive drain and sewer repair.

Get Your Drains and Sewers Inspected Regularly
On a yearly basis, call a company like Gene’s Water & Sewer for an inspection. We can come to your home and take a look at your drains, pipes and sewer to ensure everything is in good working order. A little bit of prevention in this scenario could save you a bundle on sewer repair later on down the road.

Are you in need of sewer repair in Richfield? Call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737 or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

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