Drain care is a frequently overlooked aspect of regular home maintenance that can lead to some serious issues down the road if not addressed. In fact, many homes today still have the plumbing that was originally installed on the property, which means care must be taken to keep drains clean year-round to avoid damaging floods.
Rooter Group Inc. is your expert in drain cleaning in Toronto, and we want you to know about some very important tips you can follow now to help you get your drains and pipes ready for winter. If you need assistance with cleaning, repairing or maintaining your drains, give us a call today!
Get your drains cleaned
One great way to prepare your drains for winter is to have them thoroughly cleaned by a professional. You may not know it, but your drains could actually have buildup right now, which just hasn’t presented as a blockage quite yet. Drains can become clogged with hair, silt, dirt, foreign objects and even tree or plant roots that have grown into the system underground. This will make your pipes run more and more slowly as the weeks pass, and can lead to complete blockage and flooding before you know it.
Regular drain cleaning is a straightforward, economical service that can be performed on a 6-month, yearly or other customized schedule, and will help ensure that your drains run smoothly all year round.
Get your drains scoped
Having your drains scoped is another valuable service that can be performed by your trusted drain repair company. It is both a preventative measure and a great way to identify possible damage before it gets out of control. For this service, a specialized miniature video camera is inserted into the sewer line. Guided by the technician, it is sent all the way to the sewer cleanout (usually in one of several places, such as the exterior of your home where the sewer line leaves your house, in your basement or in a designated crawl space). The camera allows your trusted drain cleaning company to inspect every inch of your pipe system for possible cracks, leaks, root invasions, pooling water, separated pipes or obstructions due to other objects.
Keep in mind that it is possible to have a sewer system that is functioning right now even though it has a few issues down the line. However, ignoring these issues can lead to some very unpleasant surprises (and some unwanted expenses) later on.
Your technician will give you a full rundown of the scoping after it’s complete, and possibly a DVD as well. You will then know if any repairs need to be made, and get some advice for how to move forward.
When it comes to preparing your drains for winter, a thorough drain cleaning in Toronto is a must. It’s also important to schedule regular maintenance for your drains and pipes so you can take care of preventable issues before they get started. And remember to keep in touch with your trusted experts at Rooter Group Inc., so you can rest easy knowing your system is in good hands.