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DIY Sewer & Drain Cleaning

DIY Sewer & Drain Cleaning

f you’re wondering, “How often do I need to clean my sewer line?”, then you’ve come to the right spot. Sure, you can always call a plumber for sewer and drain cleaning but there are also things you can do to keep your lines clear. Here’s what you need to know.

Clean Your Lines More Often Than You Think You Should

To be safe, perform some basic drain cleaning every month. You can do this with an enzyme drain cleaning system. Make sure you get a high-grade cleaner, which you can buy at a plumbing store or at most local hardware stores.

Each cleaner will have its own set of instructions. Make sure you follow these, so the cleaner will work the way it was designed to. Most ask you to use a large drain, like your basement drain, and to refrain from flushing water through your lines for a period of time while the cleaner works.

Use Baking Soda and Vinegar

If you don’t have access to an enzyme cleaner, baking soda and vinegar can help with your sewer and drain cleaning needs. Mix them together until you see bubbles that look like foam. Then pour the concoction down your drain.

This mixture is especially good at degreasing drains. Even if you try not to put grease down your drains, some will end up there eventually. When grease dries, it can stick to the sides of your drains and trap other debris. If you don’t remove this, it can create a clog over time.

Buy a Drain Snake

Drain snakes don’t solve everything, but they can help you remove basic drain clogs. They aren’t as useful for sewer cleaning, at least not the ones you can buy yourself.

Make sure you get one that’s a decent quality. This will make it better than the ones you can rent at the hardware store and, therefore, less likely to get stuck in your drains. Follow the directions on the snake to use it effectively. If you ever encounter a clog that you can’t get through, remove your snake and call for help. You don’t want to risk damaging your drain lines!

Call Blue Sky For A Professional Opinion!

At Blue Sky Plumbing & Heating, we will help you with all things sewer and drain cleaning in Denver. If none of these methods work, or you suspect that you have a bigger clog than you can handle, give us a call! We’ll get rid of it fast so you can get back to your normal schedule soon!

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