The Importance of Drain Services
Your drains have the important responsibility of collecting all of the wastewater that flows down your drains and transferring it away from your home until it reaches your public sewer or septic system. This makes your plumbing safe, sanitary, and easy to use. However, a clogged or leaking drain is more than just a hassle—it can actually threaten your home or business.
When left unattended, drain problems can lead to:
- Sewage back flow into your yard or home
- Burst pipes
- Mold and mildew growth
- Pipe leaks
- Clogged sinks, showers, and toilets
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Overflowing sinks, showers, and toilets
- Foul smells
Bringing in our Portland drain professionals as soon as you suspect something is wrong with your system can help you avoid a ton of damage, costly repairs, time, and stress.
How To Prevent a Clogged Drain
As a homeowner, you know all too well how obnoxious drain clogs are, and likewise how difficult it can be to avoid them. It seems like no matter what you do, it’s pretty much impossible to avoid having your drains eventually slow down and stop as they become filled with gunk and other residue that stops water flow. While avoiding clogs may not be possible, reducing the chances of dealing with one doesn’t have to be; there are certain steps you can take to limit the likelihood that a blockage will form in your plumbing system’s drains.
If you want to avoid a blocked drain in your kitchen, here are a few things you shouldn’t put down the garbage disposal:
- Coffee grounds
- Vegetable peels
- Fruit pits
- Cooking grease
To prevent toilet clogs, you should avoid flushing any unapproved items, such as paper towels, excessive toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, or items that accidentally fall into the bowl. You should also try to avoid putting long strands of hair down any drain, including your bathroom sink or utility room sink drains, as hair is a huge contributor to most clogs.
Drain problems are one thing, but a sewer line problem is a whole other level of frustrating and difficult for homeowners. A blocked drain may cause just a single fixture to not work properly, but a problem in your sewer line may mean every drain in your home slows down and backs up. When this is the case, you need a sewer repair specialist from the team at Roth Home.
Roth’s highly trained plumbers can fix all types of problems, including, but not limited to:
- Cracked sewer lines that are leaking into your property
- Blocked lines that are stopped by tree roots or other intrusions
- Corroded pipes that cause sewage backup into your home
You’re in good hands when you trust your home to us, regardless of how large or small the problem. We can also replace your sewer line completely if a repair simply isn’t possible or isn’t advisable. Our team will work with you to help you understand the problem you’re facing and what needs to be done to fix it.
Find out how we can help you with your drain needs in Portland. Call (503) 266-1249 today!