Get More Than Clean: Why Your Sewer Lines Should Be Cleaned Once A Year

Posted on: 1 June 2022

If you're like most homeowners, you might not remember the last time you had your sewer lines cleaned. If that's the case, there's never been a better time to schedule that service. You might not realize this, but sewer cleaning can extend the life of your sewer system, reduce odors in your home, and keep the drains flowing smoothly. However, there are other benefits to be had from cleaning your sewer lines. The list below provides four additional reasons to have your sewer lines cleaned this year. 

Improve Service Records

If you have plans to sell your home in the future, you'll need to show service records for all of the main systems. This list includes service records for plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and roofing. Part of the plumbing records should include sewer line cleaning. The inclusion of sewer line cleaning in the service records will increase the value of your home and will provide an added incentive for prospective buyers. 

Identify Potential Trouble

If you like to avoid emergency situations, one of the best things you can do is schedule annual sewer line cleaning. You might not know this, but sewer line cleaning can identify problems before they turn into a full-blown plumbing emergency. For instance, small cracks in the sewer line can be located before the entire drain collapses. Not only that, but clogs can be located before they cause a sewage backup into your home. 

Control Root Spread

If there are mature trees in your yard, or in surrounding yards, you owe it to yourself to have your sewer lines cleaned. Tree root systems tend to spread out in search of water, and they'll continue to spread until they find an adequate supply. Unfortunately, during times of drought, the adequate supply might be inside your sewer lines. That's why you need to have your sewer lines cleaned at least once a year. The annual cleaning can remove the roots, and control the spread. As a result, the cleaning will also protect your sewer lines against tree root damage and blockages. 

Remove Bacteria

If someone in your family has recovered from Covid-19, now's the time to have your sewer lines cleaned. Studies show that the Covid-19 virus can live inside the drains, and be released as an aerosol, especially when toilets are flushed. That means the germs flushed into the drains while your loved one was sick could still be present. To prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, you should have your sewer lines cleaned right away.

For more information, contact a sewer cleaning service such as JUNK GRUNTS LLC.