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What Is a Drain System Check and Do I Need One?

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Many homeowners have never heard of drain system checks — but all homes need them because preventative service is the key to ensuring the longevity of your pipes.

During the inspection, your plumber will check the condition of your drainage system and determine if any issues need attention.

Why Do I Need Drain Maintenance?

Like your HVAC and plumbing systems, your drainage system needs routine maintenance to maintain good condition.

Scheduling drain maintenance will allow your plumber to find any potential problems, like drain clogs, leaks, and breaks, before they get worse — and more expensive to repair.

When Should I Schedule a Drain System Check?

We recommend homeowners schedule drain system checks at least once a year.

An annual drain system check is frequent enough to catch most common drainage system problems that homeowners face.

Benefits of Routine Drain System Checks

Wondering if annual drain system checks are worth it? The benefits of scheduling routine drain system checks include:

  • Cost savings: Repairing or replacing your drain pipes can be costly, depending on the extent of the damage. You’ll save money long-term by scheduling inspections and catching issues early.
  • Fewer plumbing issues: No one wants to deal with clogged shower drains or frequently backed-up toilets. Keep your drainage system in good condition, and you’ll experience fewer plumbing problems throughout your home’s fixtures.
  • Sewage backflow prevention: If left unresolved, a clogged drain or sewer line can lead to sewage backflow in your fixtures. Protect your home by inspecting your drainage system annually.
  • Peace of mind: If you schedule routine drain system checks, you’ll feel better knowing that your drain and sewer system is in good condition and doesn’t have underlying issues.

What To Expect During a Drain System Check

During your drain system check, your plumbing contractor will:

  • Conduct a video camera inspection: Your plumber will feed a small video camera attached to a long cable into your sewer line to locate any cracks, corrosion, blockages, or tree root intrusion.
  • Complete any needed repairs: If your plumber finds an issue within your drainage system, they’ll let you know and provide necessary repairs as soon as possible.
  • Provide a DIY drain-safe microbiological cleaner: Your plumber will give you a safe microbiological cleaner that you can use instead of harsh, store-bought drain cleaners that can damage your plumbing system.

Contact A.B. May for a Drain System Check in Kansas City

When you need a drain system check, turn to the experienced team at A.B. May.

This service is part of our Home Warranty Plus and Service Plans, which also cover HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and appliance checks.

Exclusive benefits also include:

Do you need a drainage system check for your home in Kansas City? Schedule service by calling 913-383-3100 now.

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