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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Why You Should Regularly Clean Your Residential Sewer Pipes

by Madison Dean

If you're like the vast majority of American homeowners out there, you're probably guilty of cleaning your sewer pipes only when they become clogged. While residential sewer cleaning will help to get your blocked sewer pipes flowing smoothly again, you don't have to wait until the water flow slows down or stops completely to deal with the problem. By this time, the problem may have escalated, resulting in a whole host of problems.

Continue reading to explore the various reasons you should get your residential sewer pipes cleaned on a regular basis.

Preventing Blocks

Blocked sewer pipes are one of the most dreaded plumbing issues among homeowners. Sewer pipe blockages not only prevent the wastewater and sewage from leaving your residential property quickly and efficiently but also increases the risk of the sewage backing up into your home.

Scheduling regular cleaning of your sewer pipes helps to flush out the dirt, gunk, and grime that builds up inside the pipes over time, thus increasing the risk of blockages. This reduces the need for blocked drain repairs.

Eliminating Sewer Odors 

By design, your residential sewer pipes are connected to a series of vent pipes whose job is to direct sewer gas away from your home interior. That said, you may still notice sewer smells in your home. 

While this can happen due to a variety of reasons, blocked sewer pipes are one of the usual culprits. Even a minor clog has the potential to build on itself, creating a larger buildup of organic matter that ends up producing more noticeable sewage odors.

Getting your sewer pipes cleaned regularly will help prevent major blockages that usually make your interior living space smell like sewage.

Knowing The Condition Of Your Sewer Pipes

Aside from allowing you to maintain a clean sewer, sewer pipe cleaning makes it possible for you to keep tabs on the condition of your sewer pipes. Before cleaning your pipes, most modern plumbers will often use sewer inspection cameras to see inside the pipes in order to determine the location of any blockages that may exist. 

Besides pinpointing the exact location of blockages, the cameras help to reveal the causes of the blockages, including aging pipes, rusty pipes, tree root intrusion, pipe rupture due to settling, and so on. This way, you can know when to repair or replace your sewer pipes.

If you haven't yet scheduled residential sewer pipe cleaning, talk to a residential plumber near you today.