Any homeowner can find it frustrating to experience drainage problems. The problem could escalate to an emergency if you aren’t sure when to call the plumber.
You may be able, depending on the type of drainage problem you have, to identify and fix it yourself. Sometimes, it is better to call in the professionals to diagnose and fix the problem. This will save you money.
Common Household Drainage Issues
Imagine that you have drainage problems such as slow drains or recurring clogs. If this is the case, it’s important to determine the root cause of the problem. Bathroom and shower drains can become clogged with hair, for example.
A drain cover is a good option to prevent hair and other objects reaching your pipes. They don’t cover hair stuck in the drain.
Although a slow drain might seem like an inconvenience rather than a problem, it can quickly become a major issue. It is important to identify the cause of slow drains so that you can fix them before they get worse.
Is there a foul-smelling odor coming from your drains? It could be caused by a buildup of pollutants, which often requires an expert assessment. The lingering smell from rotten drains can’t be covered by any amount of air freshener.
Do you notice water pools after a storm? This could be easily solved by drain cleaning or diverting stormwater. To avoid water pooling over your septic tank, you might need to consult a landscaper.
Common Drainage Problems
It is a good rule to avoid drainage problems in your home.
Hair and food waste can cause slow drains and clogged pipelines. Grease, soaps and mineral buildup are other possible culprits. If you live in an area with hard water, you might want to install a water softener.
Before installing your system, check with your septic technician if you live in an area that is susceptible to flooding. If your system is already in place, you can add landscaping features such as culverts and fast-draining materials to your yard.
Preventive measures are a great way of avoiding the headache and hassle of having your toilet overflow or your sink back up. If the situation becomes serious, you will likely need to call the professionals.
What To Do and Not Do When You Have Drainage Issues
Sometimes, unclogging a drain is as easy as using a drain snake at your local home improvement shop to remove that stubborn hair clump. Sometimes, it may prove more difficult to fix the problem yourself.
Do Not Use Chemical Solvents Or Drainage Cleaning Products
These products might sound like an easy way to fix your drain problems. However, they can cause more damage than good to your septic system. You might end up with more problems than you thought.
Find Out When Your Last Septic Pump Was
A full septic tank may be the reason your drains are not working properly. You should call an expert to pump your tank if it is full.
Call In The Professionals
Sometimes, a professional septic technician is required to solve your drainage problems. They know what to look out for and where to find it. Imagine that you are unable to pinpoint the source of the problem in your system. An experienced repairman should be capable of investigating and solving the mystery.
Frustrated By Clogged Drains?
Imagine that you have become tired of constantly having to unclog drains, only to discover that they are blocked up in less than a week. Greenbar Excavation is the right choice if you’re in that situation. We will assess your situation and provide a solution to get your drains running like new again in no time.
Greenbar Excavation has been providing quality excavation services to central Oregon for over ten years. We understand the importance of knowing your project. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville, Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top Excavation companies in Central Oregon. Don’t look any further, go with the company with your best interest in mind! We offer a multitude of services which include:
- Septic pumping
- Drainage Services
- Landscape prep
- Site grading
- Foundation excavation
- Concrete/ prep finish
- Utility trenching
- Septic tank replacement
- Complete septic system replacement