A sewage backup in your home is not a pleasant thought that runs through your mind ever. Home owners have a great deal of responsibilities to look after like yard work, electrical issues, home repairs like a hole in the wall, leaky faucet, new door knob and a million other small and large issues that come with owning a home. Sewage backup would be on the large scale when it comes to home repair and emergency issues that must be tended to immediately. While it is not fun to think about sewage backups in the home, they can and do happen. There are a few actions that cause this to occur that you must contact the assistance of a professional to repair properly. Disaster Services offers more helpful insight below.
Need to Unclog a Sewer Drain Pipe
The most common problem that happens to cause a sewage backup in the home is a clog. Just like your drain pipes, your main sewage pipe can in fact get clogged up. You may notice only one toilet, tub or shower that is refusing to drain; this could mean that there is only a clog in that one single drain. However, if you are experiencing sewage back up at every toilet on every flush, chances are that your main sewage line has a major clog. Most sewer clogs can be prevented with regular maintenance and the proper use of your drains. Some important tips to consider when trying avoiding a sewage pipe clog are important to follow. Do not use your toilet as a waste basket. You would be surprised at how many home owners treat their toilet like a garbage can, throwing in items like facial tissues, napkins, diapers, and other types of garbage. These items will absolutely cause a clog in your main sewage line. Be smart and do not use your toilet as a garbage bin.
Clogged Kitchen Drain
In your kitchen, use your garbage disposal appropriately. Again, some home owners look at their disposal like it is a garbage dump that can handle any piece of material without doing any harm. One home owner couldn’t figure out why the sink would not drain properly, contacted a plumber, who then removed a large amount of sunflower seeds that had been dumped down the disposal. Avoid dumping large quantities of anything down your disposal that can become lodged within your sewer line. One of the most common and truthfully dangerous mistakes a homeowner makes is dumping grease down their drain. After frying a pan of bacon, or cooking some other type of food, you may be left with a pan or pot full of grease, and while this grease is currently liquid, once you decide to make the poor mistake of dumping it down your drain, it will turn into a hard brittle material within your plumbing. It will act as a magnet and collect other debris sent down your drain and soon you will be dealing with a serious clog.
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