What Can You Do After Sewer Repair To Prevent More Problems?

8 September 2022
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Sewer problems are awful to have, and having the sewer line repaired once and for all can be a relief. Once those repairs are done, you never want to have to deal with a sewer problem again—and that means taking care to ensure you treat the plumbing in your home as best you can. After the repairs are done, take some steps to keep your plumbing and sewer line in great shape.

Have All the Drains Cleared and the Sewer Main Line Checked Again

The first things you want to do after having your sewer line repaired are to have all the drains in the home cleaned out, and then have the main line re-checked to ensure there are no clogs forming there after the drain cleaning pushed everything further down into the system. It can be distressing to have major repairs done only to follow them with repairs on other parts of the plumbing system. While clogged drains aren't the only thing that could need repair, clearing them out will delay the need for more repairs throughout the plumbing and sewer system. Once the drains are clear, check the main sewer line again just in case.

Re-evaluate What You Use

As you've learned, sewer repairs are not fun to deal with. One of the best ways to keep the repairs in good shape is to use products that won't harm the sewer line. This means keeping fats and oils out of the plumbing and using soaps and cosmetics that are not oily and that do not contain castile soap, if at all possible. (Castile is gentle on the skin, but it contains oils that build up.) Switch your toilet paper to something that dissolves more easily, too. You don't want the sewer repairs to be for nothing, and that means being careful what you send down there. And, add drain nets and strainers to all the drains in your home, including floor drains in the garage and outside drains in the yard. These nets and strainers stop items that shouldn't enter the plumbing from entering the drains.

Learn to Use Baking Soda

This one has nothing to do with cooking with baking soda or cleaning in combination with vinegar. When you have a dish that has a lot of oil or grease left in it, sprinkle baking soda all over the oil. Let the baking soda absorb what's left of the oil, and then wipe the mixture out of the pan and into the garbage. This conserves paper towels and prevents leftover oil from entering the drain when you wash the pan. It takes literally a minute to do this, and preventing that grease from entering the drain will help you keep your newly repaired sewer line in good shape. 

For more information about sewer repair, contact a local company.