Sewer Backups

What is a sewer backup? If the sewer lateral becomes clogged or damaged, raw sewage can back up through the floor drains. Sewer backups can cause damage that is undesirable, expensive to repair, and hazardous to one’s health. The good news is they are often preventable. Most property owners may not know it but they…

New-Construction homes may look perfect, but what about the vital part that lies beneath the ground – sewer lines? Sewer lines (laterals) are out of sight – and often out of mind – for most home buyers. Some buyers may assume that because the lines are new they will be in good working condition. Other…

There are many causes for backups. Roots, broken pipe, obstructions, ‘flushable’ wipes and grease buildup are the most common problems. If your home was built prior to the late 1980s you should have a qualified contractor cable your sewer line annually to clean out tree roots and keep your sewer line open and clear. There…

There are many different types of pipes for sewer lines and home drainage systems. Each type of piping system can have its own unique drainage problems requiring different methods to maintain the lines and clear stoppages. Listed below are different types of piping materials and descriptions of what they are used for. Clay Clay is…