If your home has a sewer, it is important that you care for it properly. This will ensure the sewer system lasts you a long time, which will save you money in high repair bills. To help you, below are two tips you can follow to keep your sewer system in great condition.
Watch What Goes Down
One of the best ways to keep your sewer lines in great condition is to be careful of what goes down your drains. For example, if you fry a lot of food and put greasy dishes into the sink, some of the grease from the pans will get into the drain. This is even true if you scoop out the grease, as there will be grease left over sticking to the pan. The best thing to do is to wipe out the pan with some paper towels to ensure all grease is removed. This is even true if you currently have a food disposal set up in the sink. The grease builds up and gets very gunky and will form a big clog. Anything else you put down the sink will get stuck on the grease, so the clog will build up bigger and bigger.
The same goes for food, vegetable or fruit peelings, and more. Also, the small stickers that are found on fruit and vegetables should not be thrown into the sink when they are removed
Hire a Plumber
You should hire a plumber to come to your home periodically, such as once a year, to professionally clean your sewer lines. The plumber can check the lines for any type of blockages. They do this by using a camera that is attached to a long pole. The pole is placed inside the line and pushed down. As the pole is going down the sewer line the camera is taking pictures, which appear on a display screen the plumber has.
This camera can also find any type of damage to the sewer lines. If damage is found, the plumber will likely suggest that you replace the sewer line, or if the damage is not very bad, the plumber could likely repair the sewer lines. Finding the damage earlier is much better for you because if the sewer lines are damaged and nothing is done about it, the problem will become much worse and start to affect your entire plumbing system.
Talk to a plumber or local sewer services about this information, and they can give you more details.