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How to Clean Out Drains & Keep Them Unclogged

Older houses are especially prone to plumbing problems such as roots growing into the sewer line, broken pipes, poor drainage and many others. Not only can these issues be costly, they can lead to disasters both inside and outside your home.

The Perils of DIY Plumbing

It may seem easy to fix a sewer clog or repair a broken pipe, but beware! These jobs can look a lot easier than they actually are, leaving you to deal with busted pipes and a flood of foulness soaking into your floors. Even something as simple as a clogged toilet can result in a huge mess if you’re not sure about how to fix the problem.

Remodeling, replacing and repairing existing plumbing lines and fixtures can also lead to flooding in your home, greater expenses and more hassle than just calling a qualified plumber in the first place. Not only is industry knowledge a must, most plumbing jobs require specialized tools, too. In the end, it’s often easier to prevent plumbing disasters by performing some simple maintenance and contacting one of our professionals when you run into problems or are remodeling.

Preventative Plumbing Maintenance

Using drain cleaners to keep your drains clear can ensure that a small sewer clog doesn’t become a bigger problem. There are many different types of drain cleaners available, but enzymatic cleaners are nicer to your pipes than harsher chemical options. Follow the directions on the package to ensure maximum effectiveness.

It is also important to keep vegetation from overgrowing into your sewer lines. Leaking sewer lines can cause lawn problems, not to mention making your whole neighborhood smell like a sewage treatment plant. Roots from trees and other plants can cause sewer clogs and line breaks that are tough to repair, often requiring a trench to be dug along the sewer line to find the problem. Keeping plants away from your sewer line can save you a lot of headaches in the long run.

Is it Time to Call a Plumbing Professional?

All the maintenance in the world won’t do much good if your plumbing is old and already in trouble. Even attempting repairs on old pipes can lead to very messy outcomes. At Ace Home Services, we’re ready to help you with any Phoenix residential plumbing services, and have the experience and knowledge to make sure your plumbing issues don’t become major messes. Click here to speak with a representative.

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