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Home Sewers Do's and Don'ts
Tips to keep your sewer system worry-free and functioning properly.
Ask a plumber about ways to keep your house sewer line trouble free.
Report any sewer problems or overflows.
Deposit all cooking grease, eggshells and coffee grounds in the trash.
Place a wastebasket in each bathroom for the disposal of solid waste, disposable diapers and personal hygiene products.
Use only a licensed contractor or plumber to make repairs.
Flush diapers, sanitary napkins, newspapers, soiled rags or paper towels down toilets.
Use the toilet as a wastebasket.
Put cooking grease or eggshells down drains or in garbage disposals.
Pour chemicals, cleaners, motor oil or solvent down the sewer.
Plant trees directly over a sewer line; root growth in sewer lines is problematic.
Dig without calling
Use an unlicensed or unknown contractor to make repairs.
Proceed with an expensive sewer line repair without getting a second opinion.
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