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Are You Ready to Clean Sewers?

Fall is a beautiful time of year. The weather is changing, the leaves are beautiful and there are lots of opportunities to get outdoors for festivals, events, and activities. From pumpkin patches to corn mazes and costumes, it’s a time of year that many people look forward to with great anticipation.

But autumn also means lots of leaves falling, and those leaves have to go somewhere. As a result, oftentimes drains can get clogged and backed up this time of year, making it a good time for sewer cleaning.

A Sewer System Overview

sewer systemYour home’s plumbing system has two piping systems - one to carry clean water into the home and one to carry wastewater out. The line for wastewater primarily uses gravity to carry waste down and out of your house.

It then flows into the main drain line, which connects to a city or municipal sewer line and carries the waste to a wastewater treatment plant.

While the main drain line isn’t a part of the home’s plumbing system that most people think about very often, it plays an integral role in your plumbing system and ensures that wastewater is effectively carried out of your home.

The Importance of Keeping the Main Drain Line Clear

When a drain or pipe in your house is backed up, it causes a back up at just that location. This can lead to a variety of problems and can cause damage to your home. While one backup is inconvenient and problematic, imagine what would happen if all of your drains were backed up.

main drain line

This is essentially what happens if the main drain line is blocked. When the mainline is blocked, wastewater can’t properly exit the home. As a result, it effectively blocks all drains in your home and makes your home’s plumbing systems ineffective.

Concerns Regarding Raw Sewage

sewageAs you can imagine, if the mainline remains blocked, it can start to cause blockages in drains throughout your home. What’s worse, if the problem isn’t dealt with, sewage will start to flow upwards because it has nowhere to go.

This creates all kinds of problems throughout the home which are inconvenient and messy. Further, raw sewage backing up in your home can create a number of health hazards. Finally, it can be incredibly expensive to clean up.

In order to avoid this headache and to keep your home’s plumbing systems functioning properly, it’s important to keep your main drain line clear. Especially during the fall when lots of leaves are coming down!

Work With Your Local Plumbing Pros

Ira Hansen and Sons Plumbing has been family-owned and operated since 1986. For over three decades, they have treated their customers like family and provided Reno with nothing but top-notch plumbing services. All of their technicians are qualified professionals that provide excellent service, superior workmanship, and lasting solutions.

Always using high-quality materials and giving customers competitive prices, Ira Hansen and Sons Plumbing give clients peace of mind to know that their plumbing systems are in good hands.