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Why Sewer Line Maintenance Should Be on Your Spring To-Do List

Your sewer line is a very important part of your plumbing system, responsible for removing waste from your home to your septic tank or a collection point for your local waste treatment facility. Unfortunately, most of the sewer lines here in Evansville, IN are beneath homes and under the ground, so many homeowners do not think about the condition of their sewer line until something disastrous happens. Routine sewer line maintenance can help you find issues in their initial stages, making it less likely you will have to deal with a big problem down the road. Here are four reasons why you should schedule sewer line maintenance this spring.

Prevent Clogs in the Sewer Line

Having a clog in the sewer line is a common problem that can have devastating consequences. When there is a serious clog in the line, wastewater cannot get though and can back up into the home or bust the line to cause a leak. Routine sewer line maintenance involves inspecting the lines and removing any clogs before they can cause a blockage.

Prevent Bad Odors in the Home

Problems with the sewer line can lead to problems with odors inside the home. Home plumbing systems are designed to remove waste from the home in ways that are virtually odorless, so smelling sewage or gas is not something that should be overlooked. If you are smelling bad odors coming from your drains, contact the pros at Sims Electrical, Plumbing, & Mechanical to diagnose the problem and get it remedied quickly.

Protect Your Family’s Health

Insufficient waste management in the home can be hazardous to the health of your family. Sewage contains a lot of toxic and illness-inducing elements, so exposure to sewage through backups in the home or yard can make your family very sick. With routine sewer line maintenance, cracks in the line and other issues can be found while they are still small and fixed before they snowball into catastrophic events.

Protect Your Neighborhood

Problems with your sewer line can spill out into your yard, creating a host of problems for your neighborhood. Toxic sewage can leach into the ground, poisoning the local wildlife and contaminating groundwater. A broken sewer line can also release noxious gases into the neighborhood, making the people that live around you sick. To avoid a visit from the health department, make sure everything is working properly with routine sewer line maintenance.


Sewer line maintenance is an important part of keeping your plumbing system working properly. Because it is such a dirty and dangerous job, sewer line maintenance should be left to trained professional plumbers that have the proper equipment to do the job. If you believe that your sewer line needs maintenance or you are experiencing plumbing problems, contact the team at Sims Electrical, Plumbing, & Mechanical to schedule an inspection today!

Contact our team today to schedule an electrical or plumbing service estimate. Call 831-400-5032.