Most homeowners never think about their sewer line, unless there’s a problem with it. It’s not a good idea to leave your sewer line alone until it develops issues, however. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, after all. The reason that most homeowners don’t maintain their sewer lines is that they aren’t aware of the kinds of issues that can crop up. Let’s take a look at what can happen to your sewer line if you don’t have it cleaned.
Clogs happen in your sewer line just as often as in other parts of the plumbing system. As waste builds on the walls of the pipe, the flow of water is slowly restricted until it’s completely cut off. This will cause backups throughout the house, and will pretty much make your plumbing unusable until the clog is removed. Having your sewer line cleaned at least once a year will help keep clogs from forming in the first place.
You probably know all too well what kinds of things move through your sewer line on a daily basis. The same waste buildup that causes clogs to form can also cause horrible smells to float up through the system and into your home. Sure, it’s not a serious problem in and of itself. However, it heralds the beginning of other issues on top of being quite unpleasant. If you’ve got bad smells floating up through your drains, you should schedule sewer line cleaning immediately. Sewer line cleaning will not only help get rid of the bad smells, but will prevent other problems from forming.