preventative drain maintenance

Long-Term or Short-Term Maintenance: Which is Best for You?

There are two types of preventative maintenance: long-term and short-term. Short-term maintenance involves the frequent cabling of your drains to stop clogs from backing up into your home.

This maintenance differs from drain to drain because some will have more clogging problems than others.

Though the amount of times we will come to your home to cable your drains will depend on the past conditions of your pipes, if you find yourself scheduling maintenance more than twice a year, the snaking might not be enough. That’s when it would be time to consider a more long-term approach.

When thinking about whether or not a more long-term drain cleaning maintenance procedure is right for you, there are some factors you should consider.

Questions to Ask Before Deciding on Long-Term Drain Cleaning

  1. How much longer do you plan on living in your current home? The number you come up with can be factored in to the maintenance vs. repair costs. Do you think, after seeing that number, that the maintenance would be worth it?
  2. How will fixing the broken or clogged sewer line benefit you if/when you decide to sell your home?
  3. Is your backup so bad that the clogged lines are constantly overflowing? If so, then you need a better drain cleaning solution than the one you currently have.

To sign up for preventative maintenance with The Twin Plumbers, call us today!