No More Stinky Septic Problems

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No More Stinky Septic Problems

When I moved into my new house, I assumed that the residence used a city sewage system like the four houses I lived in previously. The homeowner did not tell me about the septic tank and I did not think to ask. Not only was I not informed of the septic system, but I was not told that the tank had not been cleaned in six years. I started to smell a foul odor from my toilet soon after I moved in and there seemed to be a disgusting discharge building on my lawn. I knew that I had a serious problem when raw sewage started to come back up through my toilet. After an investigation by a plumber and an emergency septic service call, my septic tank was emptied and repaired. I now know that septic care is extremely important and I want you to know this too.


How You Can Clean the Drains in Your House

Drains are in your sinks and tubs. If you have a basement, there may also be floor drains to worry about keeping clean. Even though it might seem like just more work to add to your ever-growing list of chores, it is very important to make sure that drain cleaning is at the top of your list. After all, when the drains are not kept clean, they can end up with a buildup of smelly gunk that could become so overwhelming that clogs could form. Therefore, here are a couple of the ways you can clean the drains in your home.

Pour Hot Water Down The Drains

Hot water from the tap just isn't going to be hot enough. You will want to boil large pots of water and pour it into the drains. Make sure that you are handling the pot of water with oven mitts and that you are slowly pouring the boiled water into the drains to prevent any from splashing back onto you. You can repeat this a few times if you believe that there is a lot of slimy buildup in the drain lines that need to be washed out.

Call for Professional Help

If your home remedy does not do the trick, then it might be best to call in a professional who can do the drain cleaning for you. A professional will have chemicals and tools that can quickly clean any drain in your home. They can also tell you if there is anything specific that you can do to help keep your drains a little cleaner.

With those drain cleaning tips in mind, you should have no trouble making sure that your drains are going to be kept clean from here on out. If you do find that you need some professional services, then you will want to contact a contractor or plumber that offers drain services. As long as you are not currently dealing with a problem drain, you should be able to simply call and get a quote over the phone for the cost to clean out all of the drains in your home. They will ask you about the number and types of drains that you have in order to give you an accurate price quote. Once the drains have been cleaned, you will want to keep them that way by having them cleaned at least twice a year.