Your sewer lines may need to be replaced at some point in time. If they are old – twenty years or more – the wear and tear may be just too much. Or, roots may have worked their way through the joints of the sewer pipes where they are no longer airtight. If you have had a backup or numerous backups, then you must have your sewer lines replaced. We can do a camera inspection to determine what the best solution is for your particular situation.
To minimize digging in your yard and driveway, our plumbers may recommend a pipe bursting method known as trenchless sewer replacement and pipelining. This can be done quickly and easily, with almost no disruption to your routine.
Two small holes are dug at each end of the section that needs to be replaced A steel cable, connected to a high-pressure hydraulic pump pulls the cutting head of the high-density polyethylene pipe, and your sewer lines are replaced. The existing pipe is destroyed.
Having a septic tank means that you must take some extra precautions in maintaining it properly. Your septic tank will need to be pumped out every 3 or 4 years, but you can maintain it during that time so it stays in good working order and does not clog prematurely. Your septic tank is likely to get clogged if you flush anything down your toilet besides toilet paper or facial tissue. Anything else, including dental floss, paper towels, cotton swabs, feminine products, diapers, or the like will cause huge problems very quickly.
Washing too many loads of laundry during one day will overwhelm your septic tank and cause your system to slow down. Space out your laundry loads to avoid clogs. No more than two loads each day is optimum. Also, be careful what you put down the drain in your kitchen or bathroom. Oils and fats create a sludge that will clog your septic tank. Dispose of these in other containers to prevent sludge and scum from forming in your septic system. This is also good for the environment. Also, avoid using solvents or chemicals.
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