4 Steps to Reduce the Possibility of a Plumbing Problem In Your Home!!
- Dispose of Grease Properly: Cooking oil should be poured into a heat-resistant container and after it cools off, disposed of properly. NOT in the kitchen sink.
- Dispose of Paper Products Properly: Paper towels, disposable diapers, and feminine products can cause a great deal of trouble with property owners and city drain lines. These products do not deteriorate as quickly as bathroom tissue does, so do not put them down the drain or in the toilet.
- Correct Illegal Plumbing Connections: Do not connect French drains, sump pumps and other flood-control systems to your sanitary sewer. It is illegal, and debris and silt will clog your plumbing line. Give us a call if you’re not sure if you have any preexisting, illegal connections. French drains are common drainage systems, primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations.
- Install a Backwater Prevention Valve: A backwater valve is a fixture installed into a sewer line, and sometimes into a drain line, in the basement of your home to prevent sewer backflows. A properly installed and maintained backwater valve allows sewage to go out, but not back in. You, the homeowner are responsible for the installation and maintenance of backwater valves.