Springtime -Time to Check the Sewer


With all the snow melted and the spring showers upon us, there is a lot of moisture going around, causing our drains and sewers to work a little harder than usual.  During this time of year, it is a good idea to have these connected water lines checked to make sure they’re doing what they’re supposed to… and you don’t end up with water in your house!

Nobody wants to deal with clogged drains and sewers, but proper preventative maintenance will help you avoid a sewer and drain disaster.  Drains and sewers should be checked and cleaned at least once every two years, according to most experts.

Aaron Swift provides dependable sewer and drains cleaning services, as well as emergency plumbing, hydro-jetting, plumbing construction, and other plumbing services.

How to Know If You Need Drain and Sewer Cleaning Services?

If you buy an older house, you should have your sewer and drains checked and cleaned right away.  Older homes have a lot of character and elegance, but they may also have old pipes and water lines.  Since they are often smaller than newer drains and gutters, they clog more quickly.  Keep this in mind when you make maintenance plans.

So, unless you recently bought a brand-new house, you should watch out for the following signs of a compromised drain or sewer system:

  • Water rising as your take your shower.
  • Draining in your sinks is slow.
  • Any signs of water outside your toilet, sinks, tubs, etc.

Even if you have a clogged drain or sewer, you can prevent it from getting worse by contacting Aaron Swift as soon as you see a problem.  We'll dispatch one of our expert plumbers to clean and inspect your drains and sewers as soon as possible.  We also provide faucet repairs, seven-day emergency plumbing, toilet repair, and garbage disposal repair is a full-service commercial and residential plumbing company.

What Is the Difference Between Sanitary Sewer or Storm Sewer?

When people call for help with a plumbing problem, one of the first questions we ask is if the problem is in the storm or sanitary sewage system.  Our licensed plumbers can also help you with leak detection and determining if your issue is connected to a sanitary or storm system, but it's also beneficial if you understand what's going on so we can fix it more effectively.

Starting with storm sewer systems, they have two major functions:

  1. First, they begin by collecting stormwater runoff or melting snow and transporting it to nearby streams, wetlands, and reservoirs.  Having this water collected helps to reduce local flooding during heavy rainfall or times of rapid melting snow.
  2. Second, they aid in the removal of litter, sediment, and runoff before it enters our local waterways.  Although they aid in the removal of pollutants, they do not treat the water, because whatever goes into the storm drain is exactly what returns to the water supply.

Sanitary sewer systems transport sewage to a wastewater treatment plant, where it is properly treated before being discharged into a water supply for a bathroom, laundry rooms, and kitchens in residential and industrial buildings may all contribute to sewage flowing into the sanitary system.

Call Aaron Swift to schedule a visit to your house, if you suspect a problem, already have one, or simply want to learn how to properly manage your home's drainage.  We will walk you through a discussion of your options and guide you through the plumbing code in your area.  We offer a wide range of sewer repair services including dry well repairs, catch basin repairs, storm drain repairs, and drainage system inspection, maintenance, repair, and installation.

Aaron Swift Michigan Plumbers: 24-Hour Emergency Plumbing and Sewer Service in Washington, Michigan

If you have any other questions or concerns about your commercial or residential plumbing, please contact us. This includes facilities such as parking lot jetting or other hydro-jetting, drainage service and maintenance, gas piping, and drain services such as drain snaking for home and business plumbing.

For the best and most competitively priced plumbing services, contact Aaron Swift Plumbing.  You can call us at (586) 315-4595 or by filling out our online contact form here.  We proudly provide the best residential and commercial plumbing services near Washington, MI!

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