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Sewer Maintenance Tips for the New Year

Sewer backup or overflow can cause massive damage to your property. However, despite the numerous risks, homeowners often forget about sewer line maintenance until there is a severe problem. While you can contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Phoenix for sewer repair services in Scottsdale, AZ, it’s always better to avoid backed up sewer issues in the first place. Here are a few tips to help you.

Frequently Clean Drains

Oil, food waste, and grease buildups play a massive role in sewer line blockages. Cleaning the sewer drain lines regularly can help solve this problem. By scheduling an inspection, and regular maintenance services, and can prevent costly repairs associated with sewer line repair and ruptures.

Research Your Property Well

Tree roots play a huge role in damaging sewer lines that can result in sewer line replacement, as roots cut through underground pipes and prevent sewage flow. It is good to note that tree roots often tend to search for the nearest water point, which for most is the sewer line and will probe and create a blockage.

To protect your sewer line, ensure that you do not plant any trees near your sewer line. If you want to plant any shrubs or trees, go for the ones with shorter roots. However, if you notice any sign of root blockage, contact an experienced plumber to schedule an inspection to determine if a sewer pipe line repair is necessary. The Mr. Rooter Sewer Specialist will trim the roots without exposing your sewer to any damages. This is a short term fix. If roots make their way in the pipe, it will need to be Replaced at some point depending on how fast your tree roots grow.

Check Your Cleanouts

Generally, cleanouts provide uninterrupted access to sewer lines, and most people place them ground level with easy access. Failure to provide simple maintenance services can create havoc to your cleanouts resulting in bad sewer gas odor. If you want to keep your cleanout smell-free and clean, you must schedule a simple maintenance service with your plumbing company.

If you need help with your sewer or want to learn more about sewer maintenance tips, contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Phoenix today. Our experienced plumbers have the know-how to assess, repair or replace sewer line and keep your pipes clear and clean to ensure optimal performance.