It is very important to keep your drain lines cleared in your Mesa, Arizona home. If you do not, this could lead to wastewater backing up into your home. Keeping your drain lines clear of debris is easy, but it is also important to get a periodic inspection of your drain lines to ensure that there are no issues with roots or failing pipes.
What Damage Can Wastewater Cause?
If wastewater backs up into your home, you could be dealing with a very expensive repair bill. Once the wastewater enters your home, it may back up and run into your flooring and flood your home. If this happens, not only will it have to be cleaned well, chances are that you will have to replace floor coverings and even parts of your wall. The wastewater also poses a significant health risk to you and your family. If you see any signs that your drains may be clogged, you need to immediately call a plumber.
Signs Of A Drain Problem
Your plumbing will give you several signs that you may be dealing with a drain problem. These signs include:
• Slow drains
• Gurgling sounds
• Strange smells
• Sewage backup
If you see any of these signs, your best course of action is to call a plumber. You may be tempted to pour drain cleaner down the line, but you should never do this. Chemical drain cleaner can corrode your pipes, which may lead to further repairs.
Preventing Drain Clogs
There are several things that you can do to prevent clogged drains. You will want to make sure that you never pour grease or food debris down your drain lines. You will also want to make sure that only septic-safe toilet paper is flushed down your toilet and never any sanitary napkins. You will also want to consider getting a drain line inspection at least once a year to ensure that you do not have any issues with drain line failure or clogs building up.
If you are having any trouble with your drain lines, please call our expert plumbers at Ben Franklin Plumbing today. We will ensure that your drain lines are clear and that you do not have to deal with wastewater backing up into your home.