A sewer backup is one of the last issues a homeowner wants to deal with.  There are a few things that homeowners can do to help prevent a sewer backup from happening to them.

Tips On How To Prevent A Sewer Backup

– Dispose of cooking grease properly – Cooking oil should NOT be poured down the drain. Cooking oil should in fact be poured into a heat resistant container and disposed of properly after it has cooled.

– Always dispose of paper products properly – Never put anything other than bathroom tissue down the toilet.  Other paper items do not deteriorate as bathroom tissue does and can cause a great deal of trouble.

– Replace your line with new plastic pipes – Replacing your line with plastic can help prevent tree roots from entering and breaking the lines.

– Correct any known illegal connections – It is illegal to connect French drains, sump pumps and other systems to your sanitary sewer.  Doing so can cause debris and silt to clog your drains.

If you feel you have any plumbing issues that may need to be addressed, contact a licensed and insured plumber.  Do not be afraid to ask for proof of insurance. If you need insurance of any kind contact our independent insurance agents by clicking below.

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