Top Signs for Drain Cleaning

by | Jan 20, 2012 | Home And Garden

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Drains and sewer lines can get clogged over time. Soil acidity, intrusion by tree roots, corrosion in the pipelines, accumulation of debris and sediment, improper installation of pipes and other reasons can cause sewer lines and drains to clog up. Sewers cannot be examined without professional help. Video inspection of sewers and drains can help locate a blockage without much inconvenience. The plumbing professionals take the relevant action according to the degree of damage. Sometimes repairs are sufficient to remove a clog or obstruction. In some cases the plumbers might recommend replacement of some segments of sewer lines. If you are facing such problems and need drain cleaning or inspection of sewer lines, call in licensed and bonded professionals.

Some symptoms of a blocked drain or sewer

* Distinctive smell of sewage gas

* Slow drainage from all or some domestic plumbing fixtures

* Wet patches in your garden/driveway that don’t dry up

* Excess vegetation in patches

Home owners can also keep perform regular drain cleaning with household ingredients to keep their drains flowing freely. Baking soda, washing soda or a combination of baking soda and vinegar can help in keeping drains free from minor blockages and clogs. Drain cleaning and prevention of the accumulation of waste water are important to safeguard human health and the integrity of your home.

Drains and gutters should be regularly inspected and kept free of debris to avoid backflow of water that can cause damp and mold to grow in your home. Gutters that carry water from the roof should be examined for bird’s nests and debris like dead leaves and branches. Clogs in gutters can prevent the free flow of water. Water may seep into the roofing and cause structural damage to your home. Regular drain cleaning can help to keep your home dry and hygienic.

Blockages in your drain lines and sewer backups are often caused by negligence. Disposal of diapers, face tissues, wet towels, sanitary hygiene products, cotton balls and other items in the toilet results in obstruction of the sewer lines. The waste water will not flow to the main sewer and back flow from the point of obstruction into your home. Such incidents will cause waste water to contaminate your home and release unpleasant odors of sewer gas.

If you smell foul odors and detect frequent backups you need professional help. Licensed and bonded professional plumbers can rid you of sewer backups and conduct professional drain cleaning. Atlanta home owners can find expert trained professionals in the area for all their plumbing needs.

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