Biggest Reasons Behind Sewer Backups

As a homeowner, you need your sewer line to function properly at all times. If you have a serious problem and need immediate sewer repair— don’t hesitate to contact Specialized Pipe Technologies. Sewer backups are one of the most common plumbing emergencies that we encounter, and more often than not, homeowners are unaware of what caused the problem in the first place. We share the top reasons behind a backed up sewer below:

Clogged Drains

Your sewer line can become backed up if there’s a clog in one of your drains. Often, you may need sewer line repair if you’re dealing with an issue like a clogged toilet that won’t flush. This can easily lead to a sewer backup.

To avoid a sewer backup from occurring, it’s important to remember that certain items should never be flushed. Things like paper towels, feminine hygiene products, moistened wipes, cotton balls and even dental floss should go in the garbage instead. In the kitchen, porous foods like eggshells, coffee grinds and fruit seeds and pits should also go in the trash instead of down the drain. Avoid pouring grease and oil down as well.

Tree Roots

Your sewer can suffer a backup easily if tree roots spread and end up infiltrating your sewer line. This happens most often in older homes where the drains are underground. When trees need water, their roots will spread for distances, even when the tree isn’t on your property. Once they get in the sewer line, they cause significant damage and may require you to replace sewer line. While tree roots can also be blasted away with hydro jetting, if the problem has persisted for a while, a replacement is the more cost-effective option.

Damaged Sewer Lines

You can also experience a sewer backup if you have a damaged sewer line. A line that’s broken, collapsed or cracked can happen especially if the pipes are older, which is typically the case in older homes. Sewer pipe line repair or even replacement may be necessary.

Whenever you need professional sewer repair in Las Vegas, NV, or in Paradise, NV and Henderson, NV, as well as cities in California and Florida, you know who to reachout to.

Contact Specialized Pipe Technologies at your earliest convenience for any drain or sewer line repair.

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    For over 20 years SPT has provided sewer, water line and storm drain inspection, cleaning and non-invasive pipe lining solutions. We help property owners and managers clean and repair their existing pipes using “no-dig” non-invasive renewal techniques. SPT repairs leaks and cracks with our internal “pipe-within-a-pipe” lining process that uses existing access points and doesn’t require tearing out walls or landscaping. 

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