How Often Should I Schedule Sewer Cleaning?

How Often Should I Schedule Sewer Cleaning?


We’ve written a lot on this blog about the necessity of drain cleaning, but we haven’t covered sewer cleaning nearly as much. Maintaining a healthy sewer line is just as important as maintaining a healthy drain system. Let’s take a look at how often you should schedule sewer cleaning for your home, and when you may want to move the appointment up a bit.

Normal Scheduling

Your home’s sewer line is the pipe that connects your home to either a septic tank or the city sewer main. It’s a vital part of keeping your plumbing system operating properly, and it is subjected to quite a bit of wear and tear on an annual basis. Still, the line is designed to keep up with this kind of stress. You shouldn’t need to have your sewer line cleaned out more than once every 2 or 3 years. That should be often enough to clear out any waste buildup. However, it’s possible for problems to crop up that require more frequent professional attention.

Signs of Sewer Issues

There are a number of signs that your sewer system is in need of cleaning. First, beware of bad smells coming out of your drains. Bad smells coming out of one drain often indicate that you need drain cleaning services. Bad smells coming out of multiple drains, though, often indicates a problem further down in the sewer system. Sewer cleaning might be sufficient to clean out the waste buildup that often causes bad drain smells. At the very least, you should have a plumber examine your system, just to make sure everything is working properly. It’s possible that more serious efforts are required, in which case you want to get the problem dealt with as quickly as possible.

Rooter Man offers a full range of sewer cleaning services throughout Saratoga Springs, NY. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers.

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