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You obviously don’t pay much consideration to what you are flushing the toilet with. But where does the sewage water end up? When you empty a sink, take a shower, see the dishwasher operation stop, or observe the washer finish whirling, the used water normally drains into the municipal sewer line. Wastewater runs from a house’s drainage system into a new sewer line, then through increasingly bigger pipes until it reaches a wastewater treatment facility.

However, most man-made infrastructure elements, including drainage systems, have the potential to damage or fail, resulting in sewage backups and other undesirable circumstances. Because practically every home has a sewage system, it’s essential to grasp the fundamentals of sewer line installation, typical sewer problems, and regular sewer maintenance. Because sewer is just a pipe with increased diameter, people often take its role for granted. And that leads to unexpected troubles and plumbing problems that are hard to neglect.

How can the process of installing sink drain harm your sewer?

Undersink drain and sewer are different, but one should always keep in mind that they are actually connected and depend one on another.

The processes for installing sink drain will vary depending on how dissimilar the newer sink is from the previous one and what additional components are fitted. For example, the modern sink may also be deeper than the previous one, necessitating some modification of the branch drain pipe connection penetrating the wall. If you are also placing garbage disposal as part of the new sink installation, the setup may be significantly more challenging.

Many drain trap kits contain flexible, corrugated pipes to make installation easier, experienced plumbers rarely use them since the harsh corrugations are prone to trapping oil and food particles and producing jams that go further to the sewer and accumulate there. To guarantee a proper flow of drain water, choose smooth pipes that have been exactly cut to size.

Shower drain installation nuances to consider

In the list of your house’s plumbing components that most affect the sewer line’s lifespan, the shower drain is in the second position. The kitchen sink faces more food and grease, but have you ever thought about how much waste your shower carries away? Hair, combined with dead skin particles with grease and different personal hygiene products added to that cocktail, appears as a ticking timebomb, threatening any sewer’s health. Hair clogs are one of the top reasons you can face a sewer backup, actually, as these clogs tend to pass shower drain and enter the sewer, where they start building up and grow themselves into something no one would like to see before dinner.

 The cure is as simple as it seems – properly performed shower drain installation (including drain traps and choosing the suitable pipe diameter) and proper shower drain maintenance. Traps will catch hair and pet fur. And regular cleaning the drain with a degreaser will handle the rest – the ability of clogs to stick one to another and grow.

How can installing toilet drain pipe affect the sewer

Like the above-mentioned shower drain, the toilet drain pipe’s incorrect installation can also bring disasters from the depth of your sewer up to the surface and ruin your daily coziness. It should be mentioned that mostly it’s not about the process of installing toilet drain pipe, it’s about how you treat it afterwards. The sewer line, besides it’s increased diameter compared to inhouse drainage, is very sensitive to stuff flushed down the toilet. Enormous amounts of toilet paper, vipes, cat litter – it’s common to consider such things flushable, but in reality, there’s no guarantee that it will not stick down the line, making your sewage waste change its direction to the opposite and start returning to your bathroom floor. That’s how the toilet backup starts. Leading to very unpleasant consequences from snaking to digging up your sewer. The rule of thumb says – if something is not necessary to be flushed to the toilet – it’s better to put it into a trashcan.

Septic tank installation – a reliable sewer alternative?

A sewer line seems indispensable, but what if the main sewer line is so far away that it’s irrational to connect to it? For the residential houses placed in rural areas, the only answer is septic tank installation. Septic systems are often considered as something outdated, like cesspools. But that’s wrong. Modern septic systems appear so technological and complicated that they can be easily compared to cars. And what’s more important – a properly installed septic even gives you an advantage of total control and access to your private sewage treatment system – you can easily clean and maintain it once in a couple of years while sewer owners live in constant fear of digging up the whole yard.

But the septic system requires proper treatment too. To choose the right type, install it with no mistakes and then maintain to keep your plumbing trouble-free, you’ll need a reliable contractor’s consultation. And Delta Plumbing & Heating is here to help!

When sewer line replacement is required

When sewer line replacement is unavoidable, it seems like a nightmare for any householder where his yard is torn apart with tranches and the job costs are higher than one can imagine. But that’s not the sentence nowadays. Fortunately, even such a harsh process like sewer line replacement can be conducted with no headache.

The global drive to renovate and replace sewage systems has reached worrisome proportions. It is not always possible to fix or renovate. When a pipe’s construction is no longer viable or becomes hydraulically overloaded, it must be replaced. Many pipe replacement operations are performed utilizing the pipe breaking method, which eliminates the need for exposed excavations. This procedure is known as trenchless sewer line installation. Instead of digging up the whole yard, professional plumbers make just two small manholes, and everything else is being performed underground using modern machinery. Your old sewer line can be replaced with a new one within a day and serve you for years to come.





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