It might start with a suspicious smell with an indeterminate origin; then before you can figure out what's happening, sewage starts to back up into your basement drain or your lower level toilets and even sinks! What do you do? Here are some answers.
In general, there are only two reasons for a sewage line back-up: either there is more water flowing into the system than it can handle or the lines have become obstructed. It is not uncommon for pipes to become clogged with debris inside a home, and if the problem is in a pipe outside the home, it is most likely caused by the growth of tree roots.
So Now What?
Unlike more commonplace clogs, sewage backup partnerships with it a host of dangerous bacteria that is potentially harmful to people and should be avoided at all costs. For this reason, it is essential to call a plumbing contractor immediately and let the professionals handle the mitigation, repair, and cleanup process for you. In the meantime, make sure to keep children and pets away from the sewage to prevent contact with filthy waste, and then watch carefully for any of the signs of sewage exposure:
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Sewer Line Backup Prevention Tips
– Do NOT flush sanitary napkins, soiled diapers or other objects down the toilet drain
– Dispose of cooking grease properly: never pour it down the toilet
–Do not plant trees anywhere near your outer sewer line
–If you smell sewage gas or suspect you may have a problem, call a plumber immediately before the trouble gets out of hand
Without the backup is caused by the main sewer line, preventing problems in your home line is a matter of common sense. By following the above prevention tips, you can avoid this most unpleasant of all plumbing emergencies. Remember: dealing with sewage is potentially dangerous business. Your first line of action should always be to call a good Utah plumbing contractor or a plumber in the state where you live.