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3 Ways to Protect Your Plumbing

Your kitchen drains become less efficient through the years due to clogging from oil and grease that solidifies over time. The bathroom drain has similar problems due to substances like shaving cream, toothpaste, and hair. When too much of this material enters your plumbing system, you could see your whole sewer become unable to process the wastewater from your home!

Here are three ways to protect your sewer system and plumbing that are guaranteed to work and extend the lifespan of both. These best practices can keep you from running into serious issues.

Don’t forget, if you need sewer cleaning services—be sure to call us for help!

Yearly Sewer Cleaning Appointment

If you have lived in your home for some time, you will eventually have drainage problems. Over time, your drain collects different items from gravy and oils, to small pieces of food. These materials build up and create blockages that compromise the entire plumbing or sewer system.

A periodic inspection from a professional ensures that drain issues are detected and cleared on time. Many services recommend bi-annual inspections for best results and at least one inspection each year as a bare minimum to keep your sewer clear.

If you do not get your pipes cleaned annually, blockages can get severe and damage the plumbing. This can end up costing you more for expensive repairs and replacements. Call our team for sewer cleaning services to start with a clean slate!

Video Pipe Inspections

Video pipe inspections are used to identify heavy clogging or damage to the plumbing system. If you have a sewer line leak, suspected pipe damage, or an obstruction that can’t be located and cleared with DIY methods, a professional should be called for an inspection.

A plumbing expert will pass a line or rod with an attached camera into the drains to locate and identify the source of the problem. This method can be used for drain pipes that are at least 2″ wide. The rod can be used from a manhole drain, vault, or water inlet.

The technicians will also use a monitor to watch the video feed from the camera as it travels through the length of the pipe. Once the problem is located, the technician will recommend solutions to fix the problem with any drain pipes.

Mesh Screen in Your Kitchen Sink

Mesh screens are great for protecting your drain pipes. These screens help to extend the life of your plumbing system by keeping leftover food, rice, small bones, thick gravy, and other clogging culprits from entering your drain system.

Mesh screens come in many shapes and sizes so you can choose the one that works for you.

Best Practices

You can extend the life of your kitchen drain system when you apply best practices. Make sure to use a screen to prevent thick materials from entering the sink, have scheduled cleaning once a year, and get professional video inspections to clear problems on time.

If you are looking to get trouble-free plumbing in Cincinnati then give Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc a call. We have a record for providing complete plumbing solutions with the highest customer service standard in the area.

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