One of our long-time Coventry CT customers gave us a call because he had some slow drains. His home is on a septic system and he recently had it pumped out. The kitchen and bathroom drains were still sluggish. He asked if a Rapid Service plumber could run a drain snake to solve the issue. One the technician arrived, he quickly diagnosed that the issue was much bigger. Many years of grease, fat, and sludge had built up inside the pipes. In addition, the old cast iron was starting to break down due to old age. Eventually, the pipe would crack. Then our Coventry CT homeowner would have an even bigger mess on his hands! There was nothing a snake could do. The drain needed to be repiped. In order to disrupt our customer's schedule as little as possible, he opted for Rapid Service to come back on a different day. The drain repiping work was completed quickly, and the drains were running clear by the end of the plumbing repair. The work area was cleaned up thoroughly and no other damage was done.
To avoid a clogged drain, we recommend throwing any grease, fat, or leftover food into the garbage. In addition, an enzyme drain treatment should be used every few months. It's biodegradable, safe for septic systems, and won't harm the plumbing in your home.