Home drainage and sewer systems are incredibly durable. The materials used to construct the sewer line that carries waste away from your home is designed to withstand years of use, natural disasters and heavy pressure from the water within and the soil all around it. The idea behind building such durable systems is to reduce the need for professional drain and sewer service as much as possible.
However, as strong as these materials are, they are by no means perfect, and they do wear down over time. They can even break or crack, causing leaks. Good maintenance can prevent these problems and extend the life of not only your sewer system, but also the drainage system that feeds into it from inside the house. If you live in the Tulsa area and you’re looking for trained professionals in the field of drain and sewer maintenance, call the experts at Harp Services today. We have years of experience performing preventative maintenance services on systems of all sizes and we’re certain we have a custom solution for your home as well.
It may seem impossible at first to perform any kind of maintenance on a sewer line. After all, it’s buried under several feet of dirt, and you don’t want someone digging up your yard every year just to take a look at the thing.
Well, that is no longer necessary, thanks to technological advances in the drain and sewer world. Using a specialized camera, technicians can now inspect your sewer line without digging a big obtrusive trench. This way, they can see the length of the sewer line from the inside, allowing a clear view of any developing problems, such as deposits, cracks or breaks. We can then recommend a course of action for correcting any problems. These solutions often include sewer line repair, replacement or simply cleaning.
In the end, simple inspections can save tons of aggravation and cost later on by spotting tiny problems before they have the opportunity to cause serious trouble.
At the same time we are inspecting your sewer line, we can also inspect and clean the drains around your home as part of the routine annual maintenance. You can also help to keep your drains working properly and flowing quickly by doing some small maintenance tasks of your own throughout the year.
First and foremost, pay attention to your drains. If you notice one seems to be running slowly or is clogged, don’t use the harsh chemicals to clear it. These can damage your pipes and are fairly hazardous. First try plunging the drain. If that doesn’t work, call one of our plumbers to clear it.
For commonly used drains like those in your kitchen and bathroom, pouring boiling water down them once a month helps keep things running smoothly. Take care when pouring so as not to get burned by the hot water. You can also dislodge small mineral deposits by pouring a cup of white vinegar down the drain, letting it sit for an hour, then flushing with hot water.
These little things can keep your drains from slowing down, which benefits the whole drainage system.
Drain & Sewer Maintenance Specialists
Hopefully by now you understand the importance of professional routine maintenance for your drains and sewer system. Just one check up every year will keep your system functioning smoothly and keep your family happy and healthy. To schedule an inspection and maintenance visit in the Tulsa area, call Harp Services today. Our expert technicians will be out to your home as soon as possible to inspect, clean and repair your system to ensure its proper and efficient operation for years to come.