Today I want to tell you about the drainage system. We will start off with sewage pipes. A sewage pipe gets not only pure water but also extra substances, such as soap remains, toothpaste, food, debris and other various types of waste. Among drainers, there are many stories about what is possible find in an old building trap.
Therefore, we sometimes we carry out the complete replacement of the sewage system. We perform replacing procedures of all floor drains, stacks, and branches, as well as install a back water valve to fully protect your home from rain water.
With this type of work, it is important to choose the right slope, so that water and all possible waste are moving towards the city drains at the same speed. If the angle is too high, water will run faster than the waste, which will clog the pipes and the backup. Who wants a wet basement with a bad smell?
The big problem with a small slope (that’s less than 1 degree) is calcium deposit. In residences, this substance occurs mostly from dishwashing when water runs off and does not wash out the tube walls. Over time, the entire pipe gets clogged, which makes us unable to use one of the most crucial parts of our system for drain cleaning.
We would also like to leave a post scriptum about building traps. It is a very old style of sewer systems, which is now absolutely dated and unnecessary, since now, every plumbing device, such as a kitchen sink, toilet, sink, shower or bath, have their little trap, which is a trap for bad smells and external objects that could accidentally get into the system. In this case, we just work on drain cleaning with a snake. Building traps often get clogged or even damaged from tree roots. Therefore, we recommend removing the building trap even if the system is working well. About our next work, we’ll tell you in upcoming blog posts.