Are you wondering whether or not your drain lines need a professional cleaning? Call the Springfield, PA plumbers at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. for all your drain cleaning needs. We can also provide you with tips and advice on how to maintain your drain system to prevent clogs and backups.
Does your home have an old plumbing system? If so, you may experience more problems with your drain system. Many older plumbing systems were installed with cast iron drain pipes, which can cause clogs due to waste material getting caught on the rough surface inside the pipe. The older your system gets, the more problems you may have. Routine cleanings and keeping your drains free of materials that could get clogged are two important ways to prevent plumbing repairs.
If your kitchen sink gets clogged often, try to keep cooking oil and large food particles out of the kitchen drain, especially if you have a garbage disposal. There are many items that a garbage disposal is not designed to handle, so be sure you know how to operate the equipment. For bathroom drains, use hair catchers to keep hair and soap scum out of the drain line.
You may also have a larger issue if you notice slow drains. Keep in mind that a faulty plumbing vent or running large plumbing appliances all at once can also cause slow drains. If your toilets back up often, there may be an issue further down the line. The only way to know for sure is to hire a plumber for a video pipe inspection to fully inspect the inside of your pipes.
You may have a broken sewer line if you notice sewage smells or wet spots in your yard. If you suspect a leak in the main sewer line, call a plumber ASAP. This could prevent further damage to your pipes or your property.