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Sewage Backup Repair

A plumber unblocking a clogged sink caused by sewage backup.

Experiencing a sewage backup in your home or at your workplace can be frustrating as well as hazardous to your health. When sewer pipes become plugged with grease, debris, or even foreign objects, those sewers can then back up into your home or business through the drain pipes, sinks, toilets, or shower drains. If you need help diagnosing and repairing a sewer problem, Service Now Home Services can help. Generally, sewage backups are the result of one of three things.

1. Clogs

Just like an individual appliance, a main sewer line can become clogged. This will cause sewage backups. If just one toilet or sink seems to be the problem, it is possible that there is just a clog in that particular drain. However, if every flush results in a sewage backup, you likely have a blockage in your main sewer line. Most clogs in your main sewer line can be prevented. Consider these tips for preventing clogs:

  • Do not throw debris in the toilet. Anything other than toilet paper should be disposed of in the trash.
  • Be nice to your garbage disposal. Avoid dumping large quantities of anything down the garbage disposal. Anything too large that gets through can become lodged.
  • NEVER pour grease down a drain. Once grease cools, it solidifies. So grease and fat harden inside your plumbing, collecting debris or other particulates as they pass by. This creates an incredibly stubborn clog over time.

2. Tree Roots

Another common cause of sewage backups is the infiltration of tree roots around your main sewer line. Even if you don’t have trees in your own personal front yard, a tree root from a neighboring yard could also cause you problems. Tree roots grow into your pipes, causing holes and blockages. They can even wrap around your sewer line, crushing it. If you suspect this is happening, give us a call and we can come take a look at the situation. Our technicians are licensed and certified professionals that can help you diagnose your sewage backup problem. And if you end up needing a full main sewer line repair, we can do that, too.

3. Broken or Collapsed Sewer Lines

Sometimes main sewer lines break or collapse over time. Especially if you live in an older home, it is possible your sewer lines are made with cast iron or clay piping that breaks down over time. Newer homes use plastic piping that is much more reliable and resilient.

Proper Diagnostics and Solutions

Service Now Home Services offers full plumbing diagnostic services as well as timely and affordable solutions. When your DeKalb area home in Northern Illinois suffers from a sewage backup, we’re the plumbing team you can trust. We’re a locally owned and operated full-service plumbing and sewer company that can resolve any plumbing problem—large or small. When you believe your main sewer line has a sewage backup due to a clog, tree roots, or old broken and collapsed piping, contact us right away. We can help!

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