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Common Sewer Backup Causes & Quick Fixes


Common Sewer Backup Causes & Quick Fixes

Sewer backups are a nasty problem that can cause serious damage to your home or business. But what exactly causes them? And more importantly, how can you prevent them from happening?

Here are some of the most common sewer backup causes, as well as some quick fixes that can help you avoid this costly and messy issue.

Common Sewer Backup Causes & Quick Fixes

Clogged Drains

One of the most common causes of sewer backups is clogged drains. Over time, hair, soap scum, and other debris can build up in your drain pipes and cause them to become blocked. This can lead to water backing up into your home or business through the toilet, shower, or sink. To avoid this problem, be sure to regularly clean your drains and remove any debris that has accumulated.

Tree Roots

Another common cause of sewer backups is tree roots. If there are trees near your sewer line, their roots can grow into the pipes and cause blockages. This can lead to water backing up into your home or business through the toilet, shower, or sink. To avoid this problem, have your sewer line inspected regularly for tree roots and have them removed if necessary.

Broken Pipes

Broken pipes can also cause sewer backups. Water can spill out and flood your home or business if the pipe bursts or breaks. This can lead to serious damage and may even require you to evacuate the premises until the problem is fixed. To avoid this problem, have your pipes regularly inspected for any signs of damage.

Flooding

Heavy rains can cause flooding, which can lead to sewer backups. If the rain is heavy enough, it can overwhelm the sewer system and cause sewage to back up into your home or business through the toilet, shower, or sink. To avoid this problem, be sure to check the forecast before expecting a big storm and take action to protect your property if necessary.

Improperly Connected Pipes

If your sewer line is not properly connected to the city sewer system, it can cause problems. This can happen if the connection is too small or if there are leaks in the pipe. If this happens, sewage can back up into your home or business through the toilet, shower, or sink. To avoid this problem, have your sewer line regularly inspected to make sure it is properly connected.

Sewer backups are a nasty problem, but luckily there are some things you can do to prevent them. Be sure to clean your drains regularly and have your sewer line inspected for any potential problems. If you take these precautions, you can avoid this costly and messy issue.

Titan Plumbing is always here to help. For more information on how we can help, visit https://www.bringthetitan.com/ 

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