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Friday, December 4, 2015

How to Keep Your Sewer System in Good Shape



There are few things in life worse than a problem with your sewer system. It can be a stinky mess, and it can sometimes get quite expensive to repair it. However, there are some things you can do to avoid sewer system repair in your Twin Cities home, so here are a few suggestions.

The most common reason we are called for sewer system repair is when a tree root has infiltrated the system and caused a hole in the pipes. Sometimes, there isn’t much you can do to prevent this, especially if the tree has already been planted. But if you are thinking about planting any new trees in your yard, be sure you figure out where your sewer pipes run before deciding on where to have them planted. You can avoid sewer system repair if you plant trees well away from your sewer lines. That way, the root system can grow as big as it needs to and you won’t have to worry about having your sewer system repaired or replaced.

Another thing you can do to avoid sewer system repair is to make sure everyone in your home abides by this rule: nothing gets flushed down the toilets besides human waste and toilet paper. If anything else is flushed, it can cause sewer system problems. While it is tempting to flush hair, paper towels, gum, food and other similar items, please refrain from doing so. Make sure those items go into the trash can or the recycling bin and not in your toilets!

These items can cause the system to back up, and you might even have to spring to get other parts of your house repaired. For example, the back-up could cause sewage to back up into your home, and that can be a very expensive problem to have. Not only will you need to hire a sewer system repair company to come to your home, but you might also have to hire a professional cleaning service to safely and thoroughly clean up the sewage and mess that is left behind.

These are just a few suggestions to avoid sewer system repair. Call us and we can tell you even more!

Do you need more information on sewer system repair in the Twin Cities or any of the surrounding areas? Call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.