Find Helpful Drainage & Sewer Tips from Milani

As your trusted drainage and sewer experts since 1956, Milani Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning understands that a clogged drain is not only inconvenient but also potentially costly. Your house may become unlivable and your business could lose sales or suffer from a loss of customer confidence. To help you avoid these problems – and major repair bills – we’ve compiled the following sewer system tips and advice on drainage fixes. We’ve included common drainage problems that most homeowners will encounter over time.If you’re looking for drainage system tips, drainage advice or sewer service advice, you’ve come to the right place. If you have questions or concerns regarding any of the following drainage tips, please feel free to contact us.

There are a number of basic steps that can prevent costly repairs, including the following:

Proper Maintenance

There really is no substitute for having a plumbing company provide professional maintenance services for your home or business. Inspection, diagnosis, and service are the three steps to ensuring plumbing issues don’t become crises. Our experts handle these services using the methods below:

  • Maintain detailed inspection checklist
  • Use video cameras for close up inspection and detail
  • Clean and resolve any clogs, material, or debris
  • Use bio friendly and safe methods – if you don’t want it on your skin, do you want it in your drain and water supply?

Mother Nature will Win

Roots will grow no matter what, so the key is to maintain healthy drainage systems because unhealthy pipes are far more vulnerable to failure. Keep the plumbing repair bills down to a minimum by having your system inspected at least once a year.

Schedule Maintenance

Have drains checked once a year and gutters twice a year. Sump pumps and closed system drains should be inspected at least once a year with video equipment. Check the drains on a schedule and your budget will stay on schedule.

Professional Inspection

Have a professional inspect the drain and piping system using modern and electronic equipment designed to see inside the piping systems. Think of it like an x-ray for your home. Seeing inside the drains and the pipes makes all the difference in the world to catch big problems before they turn in to enormous problems.


Regular washing or pressurized water treatment, known as jetting, is recommended service for proper system maintenance. As with all drainage and sewer projects, system cleaning should only be handled by professionals.

Clear Debris

Clear debris twice a year from external drains. Backups and clogs occur over time as debris degrades. Keep it clean and less chance of failure will occur.

Wash Drains

Regularly wash your homes internal drains with a disinfectant and hot water flush. And try not to dispose of any bulky items inside your drains, garbage disposal, or toilets.

If you need any type of drainage or sewer service call the Kelowna area plumbing experts at Milani.

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