While it’s not the most glamorous part of homeownership, maintaining your side sewer is a crucial responsibility that you don’t want to let fall under your radar. Many homeowners, especially first-time homeowners, may not know all that is involved in keeping your side sewer functioning properly. Luckily, the team here at Best Plumbing can help. We’ve put together a list of some to-dos as well as recommended best practices when it comes to your side sewer.
New homeowner inspection
First and foremost, be sure your new home has had a proper inspection and that there are no red flags that could leave you with an unwanted mess inside your home. If there are issues to fix, trust the team here at Best Plumbing to get the job done right. We are experts in the field and depending on the type of issue, can work with minimal disruption to your life. Take a look at how Best Plumbing completes a trenchless sewer repair.
Simple drain maintenance
Our kitchens work overtime in family homes, especially now when we home more than ever. Be careful with what you put down the grain and avoid grease, oil, or material that would potentially create a blockage. If you don’t have a garbage disposal, be sure to use drain strainers to avoid anything falling down the drain.
In commercial spaces, maintaining a grease trap is important as the quantity of fat, oil, and grease generated by a kitchen can be substantial enough to cause problems. Best Plumbing services both Seattle homes and businesses, so call us for all your needs!
Research before landscaping
Summer is the perfect time to spruce up the yard and do a bit of landscaping. However, keep in mind that certain types of plants, mainly trees, can have complex root systems that could damage your pipes. Before you start, know where your sewer lies and make sure not to dig near it in case you damage the pipes in the process. Map out the route of your side sewer and avoid planting trees near those lines.
When homeowners are experiencing drainage issues, they often jump to think about what they put down the drain as the culprit. However, the root of the problem may well be caused by the roots in your backyard. Don’t distress! With the help of a professional team, roots can be removed and pipes can be repaired.
Invest in professional clean-outs
Instead of pouring harmful chemicals like Drano down the sink every time the water is slow to drain, invest in a professional cleaning to make sure your issues are fixed before they accumulate. Regular drain maintenance will save you a lot of money and pain down the road.
Best Plumbing proudly serves the greater Seattle area. Contact us today for an inspection, repair, or replacement!