Today is the first day of Fall! It’s officially all things cool weather, pumpkin spice and falling leaves.
While you may be busy enjoying fall festivals, pumpkins and apple cider, take a few moments to consider the following tips for keeping your sewer and drains in tip top shape during this colorful season.
1. Clear Out Tree Roots
Tree roots are always a common issue with sewer lines. This is especially true if there are lots of trees or shrubbery on your property. Fall is a great time to do preventive maintenance on your sewer line to clear out roots that find a way into your sewer pipes. Fall is also the start of the busy holiday season, which usually means more visitors to your home. Ensuring your sewer is clear now by scheduling sewer rodding if you need it will ensure your sewer and drains can handle the additional use.
2. Clean Gutters & Downspouts
Fall means falling leaves. And sometimes, these leaves get stuck in the gutters and downspouts of your home. It’s a good idea to clean all gutters and downspouts in the Fall, to ensure they are clear and prevent yourself from having to clean them later on in the winter!
3. Check Your Sump & Ejector Pumps
Fall is a great time to check your sump and ejector pumps and their pits for clogs in the discharge lines. Making sure the pumps are operating correctly can save you headaches when those dreaded winter storms hit..and when all of that snow melts!
4. Use Drain Traps
A simple year-round tip that’s pretty effective is the use of traps over frequently used drains. Since fall ushers in the holiday season, we are mentioning it here due to the likely increase in visitors to your home and therefore, the increased use of your sewer and drains in your home. Keep your drains clear and avoid having to call us for drain cleaning by using drain traps wherever you can!
Drain & Sewer Maintenance Help From the Pros
No matter what kind of sewer or drain issue you’re experiencing, or what time of year it is, Reid & Pederson is always only just a phone call away! We’ll get there quickly and solve your drain or sewer problem in no time. We also have a sewer maintenance program that will help keep your system running smoothly all year long. Give us a call for more information or whenever you need help with your drains or sewers!