Why is Sewer & Drain Maintenance important?

When soap, shampoo, bar or liquid soap, wash machine detergent, dishwasher liquid or powder breaks down, it turns into grease and builds up in your branch and main lines.

Add in food, lint, hair, and other debris and that’s what leads to water backing up while you’re taking a shower or a sink draining slowly.  Once this starts, bigger problems can follow.

Having one of our professional plumbers in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield, or James City County perform Sewer & Drain Maintenance on your home will prevent backups and keep older lines from rotting.   Many of our customers call us out every year or two to clean out their branch lines and main sewer line – and we encourage you to do this as well.

Of special note:  If your sewer line is longer than 30 feet and you have the newer toilets that only use 1 ½  gallons of water, that is NOT enough to push the waste all the way to the city sewer – which means build-up.

If you’re interested in maintaining your sewer and drain lines, please contact us to set up an appointment at (757) 467-0000 or click here to email us.


More about our plumbers in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield and James City County.

Since 1987, A-1 Sewer & Drain Plumbing & Heating has consistently served the commercial and home plumbing needs of satisfied customers in Hampton Roads.  With nearly 30 years of work to our credit, our local plumbing company is extremely proud of its A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.  Our Class A Contractor plumbing company and its plumbers throughout Hampton Roads have more than 260 years of combined plumbing, sewer and drain, and water heater replacement, which means we’ve seen it all – the good, the bad and the ugly – and we will solve your plumbing problem with integrity and professionalism.