Sewer Backup Repair
Sewer backup is the flowing of sewage water back into homes and businesses through the basement’s floor drains. This is usually caused by a heavy downpour or melting snow that overflows the city’s main sewer line. It is believed that flood is one of the disasters that cause damages to homes and businesses; however, it can also create sewer backup, costly repair, and threats to health. Unfortunately, sewer backup is not always covered by insurance policy.
If you are having problems with a sewer backup, please dont hesitate to contact our friendly local journeyman plumbers who can diagnose and repair the issue as quickly as possible before it gets worse.
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Sewer backup can result from many factors apart from heavy rainfall. Other causes of sewer backup are discussed below:
- Tree Roots
In some instances, tree roots break into the sewer line and cause extensive damages. This usually starts small and as the tree grows the damages continue until the roots partially or entirely block the sewage flow. Even without heavy downpour, the tree roots will cause sewage to flow back to homes.
- Sanitary Main
This is a blockage in the city sanitary Main that causes sewage to back up into homes via the floor drains. It could happen slowly or quickly; so, homeowners are to inform the city public works office of the development.
- Water in the Basement
Sanitary sewer system is not the cause of most basement flooding; most flooding is caused by unleveled flooring. In most homes, soil settles adjacent to the main house, and that causes rainwater to flow towards the building and seep into the foundation wall. And due to possible deterioration of the cement floor and basement walls, water can show up in the basement. And with a poor drainage system, the water could back up into the house. However, the homeowner can prevent flooding by directing water far away from the building and by sealing the basement.
Sewer backup usually creates an unpleasant experience. It is, however, expedient to take all necessary measures to limit its occurrence because there is a lot that can be done to limit the frequency at which sewer backup happens. Here are the tips for preventing sewer backup.
- Dispose of Grease and Fat Properly
By all means, do not dump oil, fat, or grease down the drain. Even if oil or fat is in a liquid state, it will become cool and solidify when it gets into the pipes and narrows the size of the pipe. Instead, let the oil or fat solidify and dump in the garbage.
- Do Not Flush Clog-Prone Things
Not everything that appears flushable is indeed flushable. As a result, do not flush paper towel or paper products down the drain. Besides the waste meant for the toilet, avoid flushing other things down the drain. Place a thrash in the toilet to dump paper products and other things that are not supposed to be dropped into the toilet.
- Install Backwater Prevention Valve
Backwater prevention valve is a device that prevents water from flowing in the wrong direction, especially back to the home. It enables sewage water to flow away from home and shuts off when water wants to flow backward
- Change Worn Pipes
If the pipes in your home are outdated, weak, and worn, have it in mind to replace them. Also, you can assess the condition of trees in your compound to ensure that they are not affecting the sewer lines.
- Regular Maintenance
Another way to prevent sewer backup is to carry out routine maintenance of the pipes in your home. You certainly need the assistance of a professional plumbing company to do this.
Handling the Effects of a Sewer Backup
A sewer backup is not a pleasant experience for anyone. The following are the effects of a sewer backup:
- destruction of valuables
- damage to the house
- electrical malfunctions
- diseases and threat to health
- growth of mold and mildew
As a result, it is crucial to clean up a house and the affected property to salvage whatever is not completely damaged and prevent illness and diseases from spreading. Below are some of the steps to take after a sewer backup:
- Remove spillage or wet-vacuum the entire house
- Mop and disinfect floors and walls
- Flush and disinfect the plumbing system
- Remove wet carpets and accessories
- Remove or repair damaged wall covering
- Clean duct work
Main Line Sewer Backups? Relax, We Got This!
A main line sewer backup is not something that you want to handle yourself. This is something where you call the professional plumber to come over, sit down and have a glass of wine, and let us take care of the dirty work. Here is a quick humorous video that explains main sewer line backups a little further.
Complete Home Drain Cleaning Services
Your homes drains are a crucial part of your plumbing system. Keeping your drainage system clean and clear is detrimental to your homes health. Over time your drains begin to clog due to a number of reasons including hair, food, grease, soaps. These cause blockages in your drainage lines and without treatment can become quite a nuisance.
Here at Urban Piping, our team of highly trained Calgary drain cleaning professionals offer a complete home drain cleaning service that will not only take care of your particular drainage issue but will prevent any further drainage problems throughout your entire home.