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How To Prevent Sewer Clogs

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A clogged sewer line is an inconvenience and a big problem. It can lead to disruptions and unsanitary conditions in your Lancaster home. From slow-draining sinks to unpleasant odors, the effects of a clogged sewer can impact your daily life and the environment in your home.

Recognizing the importance of prevention can save you time and money and reduce the headache and inconvenience of dealing with sewer line issues.

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Common Causes of a Clogged Sewer Line

Sewer line clogs can be more than just a minor inconvenience. They can disrupt your entire home’s plumbing system.

These blockages often come from a combination of household habits and nature. By knowing what commonly causes these sewer clogs, Lancaster-area residents can take positive steps to prevent them and maintain a clear and efficient sewer system.

From simple everyday actions to more complex environmental factors, there are a few reasons for sewer line blockages. Here are some of the most common causes:

  • Flushing non-degradable items down the toilet
  • Buildup of grease and food particles in kitchen drains
  • Tree root intrusion into sewer lines
  • Hair and soap scum accumulation in bathroom drains

Tips for Preventing a Clogged Sewer Line

Fortunately for Lancaster homeowners, there are effective steps you can take to lower the risk of sewer clogs. Here are several tips to help keep your sewer lines clear:

  • Be cautious of what you put down your garbage disposal, and avoid disposing of grease or fibrous food scraps that can build up over time.
  • Use drain catchers in showers and sinks to catch hair and other debris before they enter your plumbing system.
  • Avoid flushing anything other than toilet paper and human waste down the toilet to prevent unnecessary blockages.

These preventative measures are simple yet effective in maintaining a clear and functional sewer system.

Warning Signs of a Clogged Sewer Line

Homeowners can prevent sewer line clogs. Paying attention to early warning signs can help you address sewer line issues before they become major problems.

Some common signs include:

  • Multiple slow-draining fixtures throughout your home
  • Gurgling sounds from toilets and drains
  • Unpleasant odors coming from drains
  • Water backing up in sinks, bathtubs, or toilets

Recognizing these signs early can prevent a full-blown sewer clog, saving you from the need to unclog the main sewer line urgently.

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Schedule Professional Drain Cleaning Services With Lancaster Plumbing & Heating

At Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical, we understand the inconvenience and potential damage a clogged sewer line can cause.

Our licensed, insured, and background-checked technicians have the expertise and tools to effectively unclog sewer lines. We’ll help you make sure your plumbing system operates smoothly.

With our commitment to upfront pricing, financing options, continuous training, and no overtime charges, we’re dedicated to providing the highest level of service. If you have issues with your sewer line or want to take preventative measures to keep them clear, we’re here to help.

Don’t let a clogged sewer disrupt your life. Call Lancaster Plumbing & Heating today at (717) 207-8198 to schedule professional drain cleaning.

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