Bought A Home That Has A Sewer? 2 Tips To Keep It In Great Condition

If you just bought a new home and it has a sewer, you need to learn how to keep it in good condition. This is especially true if you have never had a sewer before. Taking care of it will reduce the problems you have with it and help the sewer last a long time for you. You will find two tips below on how you can get started: 

Keep the Pipes Clean

The plumbing pipes inside your home, such as the pipes underneath the kitchen and bathroom sinks, need to be kept clean. This means removing clogs quickly before they have time to become much worse. The wastewater that flows through the pipes goes directly into your sewer. If the pipes are clean water will pass through them with no problem. This is much better than having clogs in your pipes, such as grease, scum, food, and hair.

If you are having problems with your pipes, such as the water drains slowly in your kitchen or bathroom sink, you need to hire a plumber to come to your home. They can clear the clog for you, and give you tips on how to prevent future clogs from happening.

Check For Tree Roots

If there are any trees planted near the sewer, there is always a chance that roots can infiltrate the pipes. When this happens, the pipes will crack and eventually break completely open. If there are joints that are not sealed properly the joints will come apart easily. If you notice the flow of water is greatly reduced in your home, this could be the problem.

Contact a sewer company to come to your home. They can use a special camera to look at the pipes and look for any roots. If they find them, the pipes will have to be replaced. You will also need to remove the trees and bushes from the area.

If you would like to plant trees, choose trees that have small root balls as the roots will not grow large with this type. Some trees that would work will include:

  • Japanese maple
  • Crabapple
  • Amur maple
  • Gingko
  • Dogwood

Talk to a garden center near you to learn more about these trees, as well as other trees that will grow well in your area.

You should have your sewer cleaned professionally on a regular basis. Contact a sewer cleaning company in your area to determine how often this is. They can also give you many more tips to keep your sewer in great condition.