Drainage Service

05 Jun. 20

Most Common Drainage Questions Answered

Like most homeowners, you too might have many questions regarding the drainage system of your house. If that is the case, then here are some of the most common questions answered.

Can I Clean My Own Sewer?

Yes, you can totally clean your own sewer system. However, it will be challenging for you to reach and see deep within your sewer line. Specialized equipment like metal snakes and video cameras are required to do that, and jetting is needed to remove the debris. You might also not know the right chemicals to use to clean the sewer line. So, the best solution is to contact a professional drainage service provider to clean your sewer system.

How Do I Know if My Drainage Pipe is Blocked?

Unfortunately, you probably won’t know until it’s too late. Still, some of the most common symptoms of blocked pipes that you should look out for are water backup, bubbling, or pungent odour emanating from the drains. You must contact a plumber as soon as possible to check your drains if you notice these signs.

What are the Preventative Measures I Can Take to Maintain the Drainage System?

Prevention is always better than repairs, especially with something as important as drainage systems. So, you need to inspect your drainage system twice a year and flush the drainage system with hot water and disinfectants after inspection. Another thing you can do to prevent flushing down debris, hair, or cooking oils down the drain that can develop into clogs.

Why are There Puddles in My Yard When it Rains?

Puddles form in the yard when the water can’t find its way to the drains. If you face this problem, you should contact a drainage service provider and install a curtain drain or French drain. Here, shallow trenches are dug, perforated pipes are installed, and the trench is filled with drain rocks.

What is Root Intrusion, and Should I be Worried?

Root intrusion in your drainage system is when the roots from the surrounding trees grow into the drainage pipe. They can be devastating, causing pipe bursts and displacements. The best way to avoid this is by landscaping your yard regularly. If you suspect root intrusion, the best course of action is to contact a professional drainage service provider immediately.

Now that your answers are cleared, you can be at ease with your drainage system. If you suspect an issue with it or want to have it inspected, contact Pentech Plumbing now. We offer industry-leading plumbing and drainage services in Ottawa with competitive prices.