Your sewer lines transport wastewater away from your home from a number of sources, including your showers, tubs, toilets, bathroom and sinks. One of the most common problems faced by homeowners is oily deposits and buildup in the sewer lines connected to the kitchen sink. This article will take a closer look at the effects of oily deposits in your home’s sewer lines, and steps you can take to prevent common problems.
Dangers of Oily Deposits
Oily deposits usually come from cooking oil, grease, and fats. These substances stick to the edges of your pipes and accumulate over time, ultimately slowing down water flow and allowing foreign objects to become stuck within the oil deposits. Eventually, these deposits and buildup can lead to septic backups and deep clogs.
Steps You Can Take
Instead of pouring your kitchen grease down the drain, consider freezing the substance or storing it in a non-recyclable container and throwing it out with the regular trash. You can also reduce the risks of oil on your septic system by reusing the grease as cooking oil for another meal.
Signs You Have a Problem
One of the best steps you can take to protect your septic system is to contact a professional plumber at the first sign of a potential problem. This includes foul-smelling odors coming from the kitchen drain, slow water flow, standing water, and gurgling sounds.
Removing a clog or repairing your septic tank are not easy tasks and therefore should always be handled by an experienced plumber. Make sure the job is done right the first time by calling Reliance Plumbing today at (773) 467-7842. We offer a number of residential plumbing, drainage, and septic services, as well as products such as sump ejector pumps and water heats. You can also visit our website to learn more about our commercial plumbing services.