Winter is without a doubt a beautiful season. It is a fantastic season filled with festivities and holidays. It gives us an opportunity to spend time with our family and friends. However, the chilly air and below freezing temperatures mean a greater likelihood of sewer line clogs. This can lead to sewage backup coming out of the drains. It also puts your showers, sinks, and toilets out of commission.
These problems and inconveniences can be avoided if you take the necessary precautions. Use these tips to ensure that your sewer line remains in good shape throughout the winter.
Sewer line inspection
A sewer line inspection will help you understand the conditions of the pipes and what type of blockage your sewer pipe has. This makes it easier for plumbers to identify what’s causing the problem, the location of the obstruction, and how to address the problem.
Most homeowners, however, don’t give their sewer lines much thought until something goes wrong. If left unaddressed, these problems can cause extensive damage to your home. Have your sewer lines inspected today before they cause a major headache.
Clean sewer line
Since the sewer lines are underground, it can be difficult to tell if and where there is a problem. To prevent overflowing water, clogs, and odors, have your sewer lines cleaned regularly.
Keeping your sewer line clean should be a part of every homeowner’s maintenance task. If you are like most homeowners, it has probably been quite a while since you last had your sewer lines cleaned. It is ideal to have your sewer lines cleaned every 18 to 22 months to make sure that your drains are clear and free from clogs,
Your pipes are at risk of freezing during the winter months. Freeze damage isn’t only confined to your pipes, your sewer lines are also susceptible to freezing. When it does occur, the pipes can burst or can close down a drain system. Proper insulation is essential to avoid such inconveniences.
Insulate pipes that will be exposed in freezing temperatures. Pay special attention to those that are located in outdoor areas. Instead of polythene foam insulation, use standard fiberglass wall insulation. This will provide more protection when insulating PVC sewer pipes.