As a homeowner, you know without a doubt that things can and will go wrong. It’s just a fact of being a homeowner, and this includes having clogs in your pipes. You go through the entire frustrating process of scheduling a technician to come out, getting the problem fixed, and spending the money. The real question is “How can I avoid this from happening again?”, and there are a few tips to help save you time and money in the long run.
As far as good maintenance goes, you should have your sewer lines cleaned every 18-22 months at least. Every 9-12 months if you know your lines are prone to problems or are very old. If you are experiencing problems frequently, you should contact us to schedule a video inspection of your pipes.
We can insert a closed-circuit video camera through your pipes to help figure out what is causing all of your drain and sewer problems. The video inspection will then allow us to find and fix the root problem rather than constantly mending symptoms. There are various tips to help prevent the pipes from becoming clogged often, and some of these include:
- Keep an eye on the tree roots in your system. This calls for carefully watching your water meter to see if you are using more water than normal (which can indicate a crack caused by roots), or having a technician come out regularly to inspect your pipes with a camera system.
- Don’t pour grease down your drains. Grease is a common problem found in pipes, as it can solidify along the bottom of a drain after cooling, and it is sticky enough to capture many other particles in your pipes which can eventually lead to dense blockages forming.
- Don’t flush any disposables down the toilet. Baby wipes, floss and cotton balls are just a few out of a long list of things you should not be disposing of in your toilet drain. The less is flushed that can’t be broken down, the less chance you have of getting a blockage.
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If you are a resident of the Oklahoma City area, then let NuFlow Oklahoma help you identify the problem today!