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3 Ways to Prevent a Clogged Sewer Line in Harnett County and Johnston County with A+ Septic Tank Pumping INC

Updated: May 30

Picture this: a house full of murky mess because of a clogged pipe! Hair, grease, and root invasions are just a few reasons why this can happen, making us wish we had x-ray vision to spot the problem early. But don't worry, our Johnston County and Harnett County sewer system experts are here to save the day, with top-notch cleaning and repair skills! To avoid a plumbing nightmare, we're sharing a few tips to keep your pipes happy and waste moving. But, if you're already in a pickle, don't fret! We know just what to do to get things flowing again, like magic.


Troubleshooting a Septic Backup

Got a slow-draining sink or toilet that's gone rogue? Don't panic! If it's just one stubborn drain, whip out your plunger or trusty snake and get to work. But if it seems like the whole gang of pipes are acting up, you might be dealing with an underground sewer monster - yikes! This blockage could be lurking in the pipes leading to the sewer system. Time to call in the experts and save the day!


What should you do next?

Liquid Plumber or Draino won't do the job - you'll need to call a sewer and drain company, like A+ Septic Tank Pumping. In most cases, we can clear main line blockages with our high-pressure sewer line jetter/flusher when a traditional snake just isn’t doing the job. High pressure jetting can remove scale build up, grease, roots, hair clogs, and corrosion. Homeowner or restaurant, no one wants a sewage or grease backup!


Getting to the Root of the Issue

Cameras are the ultimate problem-solvers, revealing all sorts of plumbing mysteries like crushed pipes, invasive roots, and stubborn blockages. Once we've got a handle on the issue, we'll wave our magic wand and get everything flowing like a dream again!


3 Ways to Prevent a Sewer Line Clog:

The easiest way to avoid a mess is to prevent one! Here are some easy ways to do just that.


  1. Be Careful With What You Flush - Do not flush or pour down the drain anything non-biodegradable. This includes feminine hygiene products, "flushable" wipes, tissues & paper towels, coffee grounds, household chemicals, grease, paint or bleach. Even some products labeled "septic safe" should be avoided. There is absolutely no such thing as a "flushable" wipe so if you have toddlers or you use makeup wipes, be sure to throw them in the trash - not the toilet!

  2. Your Sewer Line Isn't a Garden - Do not plant any trees or shrubs with deep roots on or near your septic system or sewer line. Expansive root systems can damage your septic tank, sewer lines and connecting pipes.

  3. Create a Regular Maintenance Schedule - If you're not on a regular maintenance plan, contact us to set one up. This is essential if you have a restaurant that has a grease trap - we can help with both your grease waste management and your drain line cleaning to ensure your business operates smoothly.


Follow these guidelines and rest assured a backup is highly unlikely to effect your home or business. If you find yourself in need of septic services in Johnston County and beyond, contact us today!


Posted on behalf of A+ Septic Tank Pumping INC: (Based in Willow Springs, NC)

Servicing southern Wake County, Johnston County, & Harnett County

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