If you have had problems in the past with tree roots or a slow draining line, having your sewer line cleaned and inspected early can reduce your chances of a backup. By regularly maintaining your service line and following a few basic guidelines, you can reduce your chances of a backup further.
Never pour fats, oil or grease down the drain.
Fats, oils and grease cool and solidify as they pass through your pipes. Put fats, oils and grease in a can of sealed jar and throw it away with your trash. Fruit and vegetable peels should not be sent down the drain. The peels do not break down and can easily make it through garbage disposals to stick in your drains.
Bancroft-Clover operates and maintains over 100 miles of sewer line within the District.
These lines are usually located in the street in front of your property and are cleaned and inspected on a three year rotation. In addition, high use areas are cleaned annually and, we root saw and apply herbicidal foam where necessary. Maintenance of service connections to the system are the responsibility of individual property owners. If you are interested in backup insurance, check with your homeowner’s insurance carrier.