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3 Surprising Ways Sewer Lines are More Refreshing than New Socks

Most homeowners, on a day to day basis, don't think about our home's plumbing system. We certainly don't think about our sewer lines every day, yet sewer lines are a vital part of our society as we know it!

If sewer pipes are the most important part of our larger plumbing system, then imagine how important having clean, well-maintained sewer lines is!If it’s been a while since you’ve had your sewer lines inspected or cleaned, give Affordable Plumbing Sewer and Drain a call today.

You won’t regret it! You won’t believe how refreshing it can be, just to know that your sewer lines are clean, free from any obstructions, and won’t back up on you!

It’s the Most Important Piece of Your Home’s Plumbing

When you hear the word "plumbing," what is the first thing you think of? For many people, when they hear the word "plumbing," they think about their bathroom plumbing- particularly the toilet.

While commercial plumbing encompasses many services, some of the most common calls plumbers receive are about toilet maintenance, repair, or replacement.

Sewer lines are probably the most important piece of your plumbing system, because they do arguably the most important job: keeping your home and water sanitary by carrying away organic waste!

Your Bathroom Drains Will Work

Hooray! There is hardly a better thing to hear in this world than your plumber telling you your drains are working again after they've been clogged. The fact is though, that unless your sewer lines are clean and healthy, your drains are going to keep getting clogged and backing up.

In the case that your sewer lines and drains continue to become clogged, even though you've tried cleaning them on your own, it may be time to call a professional. Hydrojetting, or using a powerful stream of water to clear any obstructions in the line, is one highly effective way to clean out drains and sewer lines.

Another way to address stubborn clogs in your sewer lines is to find a plumber who offers video inspection service. Video inspection can help locate the exact place where the clog is occurring, as well as give you a better idea of what exactly is causing the blockage.

You Have Safe Drinking Water

Without sewer lines, there would be no way to move your waste away from your home, and that waste would be contaminating your water supply, making it unsafe to drink. That’s right! Sewer lines help maintain clean and sanitary water in your home.

In some countries around the world, where access to clean drinking water is a luxury that many people don't have. Because drinking water is retrieved from wells and brought home in jugs, the water (which has likely also come in contact with human and animal waste) cannot go through the purification process that it does here in the United States.

We are fortunate enough to have sewer lines that carry raw sewage away from our homes and cities and keep them separated from the clean drinking water entering our houses.