Sewer Line Repair Additives

Local plumbers in your area available for sewer line repair in Spring Valley todayMany homeowners use various forms of additives for sewer line repair. However, some of the additives may have bad effects on sewer lines. At Spring Valley Plumbing and Drain, we use sewer line additives that will not damage your septic system. Our additives are eco-friendly and effective in sewer line repair and maintenance.

Using Inorganic Compounds

Some additives contain chemicals including acids and alkalis. These chemicals combined with cleaning agents can help unblock clogged pipes. Additives containing inorganic compounds are often considered more effective drain cleaners than those that contain organic compounds. Sulfuric acid and lye are some of the common chemicals contained in these additives.

Sewer line repair technicians do not recommend mixing additives because it might cause chemical reactions that can damage your sewer lines. Additives should only be used by professional sewer line experts with the knowledge and experience on how to use additives. One of the chemicals contained in additives is hydrogen peroxide. Mixing additives that contain hydrogen peroxide can cause reactions that can damage your sewer system.

Organic Solvents

Trichloroethylene and methylene chloride are examples of organic solvents that are used to remove grease and oils from septic tanks. However, many people are concerned about the effects of these solvents on the environment because they can leach into the ground and contaminate ground water and the surrounding soil. In addition, they eliminate bacteria and other microorganisms that play an important role in the decomposition of organic materials. Some states prohibit the use of organic solvents in sewer line repair and maintenance. Organic solvents can be used on septic tanks that are completely sealed off.

Biological Solvents

These chemicals work in the same fashion as the natural compounds that help in the decomposition of organic materials in septic tanks. One of the advantages of biological additives is that they do not hinder the normal functioning of bacteria and other microorganisms involved in the decomposition process.

The staff at Spring Valley Plumbing and Drain knows how to use different types of additives for sewer line repair. Reach out to us to find out how we can help with your sewer line problem.

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