Owning a home might be part of the American Dream, but maintaining that home takes a lot of work and responsibility. Just like regular oil changes are necessary to keep your car’s engine running smoothly, regular home maintenance tasks will keep your home in tip-top shape, and save you from future headaches and expenses.
Because waste lines are hidden, it’s hard to recognize when problems arise. This makes preventive measures that much more important. As a general rule, you should have sewer lines cleaned every 18-22 months. It’s also important to know the warning signs that could lead to a potential disaster. Sewer odors, slow drains, repeated clogs, and gurgling sounds should be cause for concern. Of course, if you’re experiencing problems regularly, you may consider scheduling a video inspection to determine if there’s a larger problem.
In addition to cooling your home, your a/c unit lowers the humidity level inside your home by removing moisture from the air through a small drain pipe. Over time, all that moisture can lead to mold and mildew, creating a clog in that drain line. If left unattended, that clog could cause water to back up and overflow inside the air conditioning unit, which is why it should be cleaned out annually.
Many drainage problems in Florida occur because yards are below ground level. During hurricanes, tropical depressions, or severe rain storms, like the ones we’ve been experiencing lately, water has nowhere to go. This can cause flooding in your yard and perhaps even your home. French drains collect that water, sending it out to the street. While these drains don’t require much maintenance, they can become clogged with leaves and other debris. Annual cleaning is recommended to maintain their effectiveness.
Your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. Raider Rooter’s qualified service professionals can provide the service needed to help you maintaining that investment. Contact us; we’ve been providing South Florida with reliable, affordable and high-quality plumbing services since 1978. Let us put our expertise to work for you.