Your drainage system is often overlooked because it generally works well. However, if things go wrong, you know what is going on, especially when sewage and trash get into your home. This is a serious problem that desperately needs help.
The good news is that with a little maintenance, you should be able to avoid problems before they occur so that you can enjoy your home waste-free.
Check the pipes
One of the most important things you should do at least once a year is to inspect your pipes. You may find that constipation occurs when water and waste drain more slowly. However, this does not mean that you always know when constipation will occur.
It is worth removing inspection covers to check the pipes. However, the best approach is to use a pipe inspection camera. This slides through the inside of the tubes and around the bends, giving you a perfect picture of what condition the inside of your tubes is in. You can pinpoint problems and partially remove blockages before they become a problem.
Drain cleaners can help keep your pipes clean. It is a good idea to use a bacteriological drain cleaner as this is not harmful to the environment while it is unlikely to damage the inside of your pipes. Chemical drain cleaners and deblockers are hard and can damage the inside of your pipes. You should use these every few months and install a drain blocker so that you can collect dirt before it flows into the drain.
Oil and grease can get hot to the drain, but they cool and solidify in the pipes. This leads to blockages and problems. But something as simple as pouring hot water into the drain once a week helps to turn the solids back into liquid and push them out of your pipes into the main drain. You should be aware that very hot water is good, not cooking. Boiling water can damage the adhesive that holds the pipes together and increase the likelihood of leaks.
Think about what's going down the drain
It is important to think about what gets into the sewers. Food waste is a problem that can be fixed with a little care and drain protection. But there are some things that people put on the toilet and increase the likelihood of a drainage problem. Wet wipes and tampons are the most common products that cause problems. You should avoid throwing them in the toilet.
Avoid getting animal hair down the drain
If you have pets, you need to bathe or shower them regularly. The problem is that a lot of hair falls off when you do this. If all of the hair goes down the drain, this can lead to immediate constipation. To avoid the problem and maintain your drainage system, simply place a washcloth over the drain. It lets the water through without the hair falling out. You can then throw the hair in the trash can.