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Tips to Prevent A Sewage Backup

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

A sewage backup is something none of us want to experience! Unfortunately, many of us will face this unexpected disaster. However, we here at SERVPRO are here to help! We have the training and expertise as well as the equipment that is needed to help you in a time like this. Our team deals with sewage backups on a weekly basis and are ready at anytime 24/7 to help you and your family during these tough times. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to try and reduce your hances of encountering a sewage problem.

  1. Do Not Pour Cooking Oil Down Your Drains

Many people think that they can dispose of cooking oil down their toilets or sink drains. However, this is one of the worst things you can do to your drains! Cooking oil hardens in your drains and make it difficult for debris to drain causing clogged pipes which can lead to sewage problems. The best practice is to dispose of cooking oil into a heat resistant container and throwing it in your trash can once it cools off.

  1. Maintain Your Sewage System

Check your sump pump pit regularly for debris that could be sucked up into the pump causing damage. Ensure that the filter is there in order to prevent debris from getting inside the pump. You should also periodically have a professional sewer cleaning performed to remove debris that can accumulate in your sewer lines.

  1. Prevent Tree Root Damage

If your sewer lines are older you make want to consider replacing them with new plastic pipes. Plastic pipes are much more resistant to damage from tree roots. If tree root problems persist you may want to periodically trim your roots or remove trees that are too close to the sewer line.

                If you experience a sewage backpack in your home please do not hesitate to give us a call at 802-375-1500!

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