How to Prevent a Sewage Backup

How to Prevent a Sewage Backup

You are about to step out of the house, and something comes up – sewage. When sewage water shows up in the drains or toilet, it is called a sewage backup. It is a situation wherein there’s an overflow of sewage water into your home. Such an unfortunate event usually happens when there is a blockage or other problems in the sewer line. A sewage backup can leave your place in a dreadful mess and cause potential health hazards. The good news is there are ways to help prevent a backup before it even occurs. Read on to know more.

Dispose of grease the right way

When cooking grease is poured directly into the drains, it turns solid and traps food remains which could lead to a clog. Hence, after you’re done cooking, allow the hot liquid grease to cool down, solidify and then dispose it in the garbage instead of pouring it directly down the drain.

Prevent toilets from getting clogged

The only thing that should go down your toilet is toilet paper. Never flush down solids like sanitary products, diapers, rags, and other items that could cause severe drainage problems. Place a trash can close to the toilet to break the habit of flushing down products that aren’t dissolvable. Even if the item label says flushable, do not flush it down, as it could still get stuck and create a blockage in the pipelines.

Be cautious when it comes to long hair

One major culprit when it comes to clogged pipes is long hair. The moment you find long hair getting collected around the shower drain, gather all of it and toss it into a trash can.

Insert drain traps

Place drain strainers/baskets to trap solid items and food residue that may not easily disintegrate in the sewer system.

Watch out for large or hearty trees

Huge trees have roots that are strong and grow deep into the ground. These roots often hit the pipes, causing them to move, crack or even burst. Hence, it is imperative to look for signs like foundation cracks, soggy areas in the lawn, sewage gas odour and have the sewer lines inspected and repaired immediately.

If you have experienced a sewage backup or a sewage overflow in your home, avoid entering the affected area and call us immediately on 0409037634. We will come to your rescue.

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