How to Get Rid of Sewer Flies

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Are you noticing an unusual number of small, dark flies in your home? Known as sewer flies, these pests can quickly become more than just a minor annoyance. Luckily, Zippity Split Plumbing in Phoenix, AZ, has the expertise to help you eliminate sewer flies efficiently and prevent them from returning.

Sewer flies, or drain flies, are tiny insects that thrive in moist environments rich in organic materials. These environments include drains, sewers, and septic tanks. Recognizing the signs of a sewer fly infestation is the first step toward a fly-free home.

Identifying a Sewer Fly Infestation

To confirm a sewer fly problem, look for these indicators:

  • Small, dark clusters of flies around drains and moist areas
  • Flies resting in irregular patterns on walls and ceilings
  • Larvae in the slime that accumulates in drain pipes

Effective Strategies to Eliminate Sewer Flies 

  • Deep Cleaning Drains: Begin by thoroughly cleaning your drains. Pour boiling water mixed with vinegar and baking soda down the drain to remove the organic build-up that attracts flies.
  • Biological Drain Treatments: Use bio-enzyme drain cleaners regularly. These cleaners break down organic waste naturally, removing the food source for sewer flies without damaging your plumbing.
  • Secure Drain Covers: Ensure all drain openings are covered with appropriate mesh to prevent flies from entering and exiting.
  • Leak Repairs: Inspect all plumbing fixtures for leaks and moisture accumulation. A dry environment deters sewer flies from breeding.
  • Professional Plumbing Inspection: If infestations persist, it may be time to call in the professionals. Zippity Split Plumbing can inspect your plumbing system to identify and resolve hidden problems.

Preventive Measures to Keep Sewer Flies Away

  • Routine Drain Maintenance: Regularly clean and inspect your drains to prevent organic matter accumulation.
  • Humidity Control: Reduce indoor humidity levels with dehumidifiers to make your home less attractive to sewer flies.
  • Regular Inspections: Schedule annual inspections with Zippity Split Plumbing to keep your plumbing in optimal condition.

Tackling sewer flies doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right approach, you can eliminate these pests and keep your home comfortable and sanitary. Follow these expert tips from Zippity Split Plumbing, and take control of your living space today.

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Still battling with sewer flies? Don’t let these pests take over your home. Contact Zippity Split Plumbing in Phoenix, AZ for professional assistance. Let us help you maintain a healthy, fly-free home!

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