A sewer system is critical in any home or business, taking wastewater away to a treatment plant. If you don’t maintain your plumbing system well, it will back up and cause sewage to enter your home or business through toilets, sinks or other drains.
Causes of Sewer Backups
Various factors can cause a sewer backup. Some of the most common include:
- Grease Buildup
If you have grease buildup in your sewer line, you will need to have it cleaned out by a professional.
- Tree Roots
When tree roots grow into the sewer line, they can block it and cause sewage to back up into your home. You may not be able to see the tree roots causing the problem, but a professional plumber can find and remove them.
- Broken or Rusted Pipes
Sewer lines made of metal are susceptible to corrosion. If the corrosion is bad enough, it can cause the pipe to break.
Grease, hair and other debris can build up over time in your sewer line and cause a blockage. This can lead to sewage backing up into your home or business.
Signs Your Sewer Pipes Are Backed Up
Clogged sewer pipes can cause problems including backups into your toilets or drains. Here are four signs that your sewer line is leaking or backing up:
- Water is backing up into your toilets or drains. This is the most common sign of a clogged sewer pipe.
- You have slowly draining toilets or drains. This is caused by a buildup of debris in your sewer pipes.
- A foul smell is coming from your toilets or drains. This is caused by sewage backing up into your home or business.
- The toilets are not flushing. If your toilet doesn’t flush, it could be due to a clog in the sewer line.
If you notice any of these signs, you should call a plumber to have your sewer pipes cleaned out.
Let Knights Mechanical Solve Your Sewer Problem
If you have a sewer backup, the first thing you should do is call the plumbers at Knights Mechanical. We assess the situation and determine the best course of action. Repairing or replacing the sewer lines in your home or business is often the only way to keep your home from flooding or sustaining sewer damage. At Knight’s Mechanical, no matter your clogged sewer issue, we can provide a long-lasting solution and even offer free estimates on replacements.