BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc., a leading plumbing company serving Brooklyn since 1906, advises homeowners of useful tips on how to properly deal with sewer line issues.
There are a variety of factors that could cause your sewer line to malfunction. Whether your sewer system is brand new or was originally established the year your home was built, the first step is to identify what is causing the problem. You want to make sure everything is working as it should.
"First, look for any backflow, issues flushing the toilet, and clogged drains," said Michael Petri, owner of Petri Plumbing. "This is often an indication of potential sewer problems in need of repair, sewer cleanout, or replacement."
Typically, Brooklyn residents can experience these issues due to summer rain that causes sewers to overflow and drains to be backed up. Likely, you may need to conduct maintenance to keep your drains clear and flowing smoothly; this type of maintenance is preventative and eliminates potential long-term damage often needing sewer repair or replacement.
"We suggest examining your drains regularly," says Petri. "Use grates to prevent debris such as hair from getting clogged going down the drain. In addition, pour water down the drain to check the speed of the water flow into the pipes."
Check your foundation and the areas around your house for standing water from your sewer system; this is an indication that potential problems could get much worse. Aside from what you may think is only a sewer issue, the excess water could damage your foundation and start to produce toxic mold.
When using your garbage disposal, over time, food can become stuck in the drain of your kitchen sink, resulting in clogged sewer lines. This can be avoided with regular drain maintenance in your home.
If you have a sewer drain near your property, take a few minutes to ensure there isn't any litter near the drain that could generate problems in your sewer system. Sweep away any debris to keep your exterior drain tidy and free from clogs.
During a rainstorm, try to minimize your use of water. When using a high volume of water, it adds to the strain of your sewer while it is already burdened by excessive rainfall.
Petri Plumbing can help keep your drains, sewer, and plumbing lines in great working condition. If you are not an expert yourself, Petri Plumbing offers a variety of services to alleviate the hassle of troubleshooting any issues. To find out more information on sewer services for your home, call Petri Plumbing at 718-748-1254 or go to www.petriplumbing.com.
About Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is a family owned and operated business serving Brooklyn and the New York City area. Founded in 1906, the company offers a 100 percent guarantee on all services, upfront pricing, and friendly and knowledgeable Service Experts for all kinds of home and business plumbing and heating needs. Services offered include water and gas pipe leak repair and installation, fixture installations, inspections, boiler repair, water heater installation, complete bathroom, kitchen, laundry & utility room remodeling and more. Petri Plumbing is also licensed and certified by Green Plumbers USA - the first in New York City. For more information, please visit: http://www.petriplumbing.com/.
SOURCE Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc.