No matter where you live – in the heart of the city or in a remote location, a sewer main is likely to be part of your home sanitation system. At High Mark Plumbing we recognize the importance of keeping sewer main cleaning near Calgary.
Sewer mains come in two primary types: the one that leads from your home to a septic depository or one that hooks onto a city sewer main. In either case, the home owner is the one responsible for the pipe that runs from the home to the sewage receptacle, and knowing when to have them cleaned can be difficult since they are hidden out of view. As a best practice, it is recommended to have your sewer main cleaned every 18-22 months. Even with regularly scheduled cleanings, there are a variety of things that can happen to your sewer main that may cause it to back up or not function properly. Two of the most frequent issues are deposits of fats and grease that will cause blockages, and the other is invasion by tree roots.
Fats, oils, and grease that are not properly disposed of will quickly cause drainage issues. Fats oils and grease cannot be easily removed from sewer mains, so the best method is prevention in this case. As for tree roots, trees love the stuff that flows through your sewer main, and they will wiggle their roots into your sewer main if given the tiniest opening. Raw sewage is a potent growing medium and their root growth will naturally seek it.
Other problems include flushing items that should not be flushed, insufficient water flow to clear the lines, and plaque developed from a combination of cooking grease, food particles, and bathroom solids. Fortunately, clearing your sewer lines has never been easier. With our modern equipment, we can usually manage to get the job done by using the clean-out access to remove buildup. We recognize that most home owners prefer to keep digging on their property to a minimum.
High Mark Plumbing can help you identify when it is time for sewer main cleaning near Calgary, call (403)407-5750 to learn more about the process. Clean sewer drains will help the drains in your home operate more efficiently, which in turn, means a more pleasant environment for you. Since drain malfunctions do not always occur during business hours, we are available after hours and on weekends for those unexpected plumbing events.