If you’re experiencing issues with your sewer line or want to avoid future issues like clogs and broken pipes, you can take preventative measures that will help keep your sewer system in top-notch condition. At Curt & Jerry Sewer Service, we highly recommend that all of our customers follow these guidelines to avoid blockages and have a free-flowing sewer line.

How to Keep Your Sewer Line in Top-Notch Condition

Restrict Food Down the Disposal

While you can use your garbage disposal as much as you’d like, to keep your sewer line in the best condition possible, limit the amount of food you place down there. Garbage disposals were only meant to chop up little bits of food before they go down the drain. Avoid placing these types of foods down your garbage disposal:

  • Eggshells
  • Coffee
  • Meat
  • Fibrous foods
  • Fruit pits
  • Heavy grain foods
  • Grease and oil

Only Flush Toilet Paper

Another way to keep your sewer line in great condition is to only flush toilet paper down your toilet. Any other items, like sanitary products, medications, or paper towels, will not disintegrate in your sewer system. These things will only cause a blockage and can result in sewer line issues.

Be Wary of Roots

Tree roots are often the culprits when you’re having problems with your sewer lines. If you have large trees in or near your yard, their roots can extend much further than most people think. Signs that you may have tree roots infiltrating your sewer lines include slow drains, gurgling toilets, foul odors, and soft, water patches in your yard.

Clean Your Sewer Line

Having your sewer cleaned on a regular basis will keep the sewer line in prime condition and also clean out any blockages or tree roots. You can call our experts and find out how often this should be done. Most sewer cleanouts only need to occur once or twice a year.

Sewer Cleaning in Carmel & Beyond

If you have a problem with your sewer line, contact Curt & Jerry Sewer Service at (317) 266-0000 or request service online. We can take care of all of your septic needs including septic tank pumping, car wash basin pumping, grease trap cleaning, and sewer camera inspections in Carmel and beyond.

Source: “Tips for Keeping Your Sewer Line (& Plumbing) in Top Shape.” Blog article. Garvin’s Sewer Service, Inc. 07 Feb. 2022. Web. 06 May. 2022.