If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (307) 235-6558

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Ways to Prevent Sewer Backup

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

A pipe that is broken with tree roots. A pipe that is broken with tree roots.

There are several different kinds of water intrusions that can happen in your home. When it comes to damage caused by a sewage backup, it can be more complicated than a basic pipe leak. In some cases, there can be actual human waste on your floor. Affected materials need to be removed, which can be more costly. Here are a few ways that a sewer backup can cause flooding in your basement.

Blockage -

Blockage is the leading cause of sewer line backups. Items such as feminine products, paper products that are non-flushable, and grease are common culprits. Grease may be a liquid when it’s poured down the drain, but it can still solidify and expand when cooled. This can cause blockage in your pipes.

Collapsed Piping -

A collapsed pipe is not as common, but it is still possible. If you have clay piping, with time they can start to decay and fall apart. Tree roots can repeatedly puncture the piping, compromising the integrity of the pipe and causing a collapse. Collapsed sewer lines can be corrected by replacement, but it is both expensive and intrusive.

Roots -

Tree roots can be a nightmare for a homeowner. If you live in an area were there are old trees, or a lot of trees, it is best to get your sewer line cleaned out once a year. Tree roots can puncture the walls of your pipes, or they can fill the pipe up to where there is no room for the waste to go, which can cause a back up.

If a sewage backup occurs in your basement, Call SERVPRO of Casper anytime for immediate assistance at 307-235-6558.

Other News

View Recent Posts