Main Causes of Sewer Backups

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Your sewer line is the lifeline to your home’s plumbing system. It can be disastrous if you ever encounter sewer problems. The good news is that Bradley Plumbing and Gas offers trenchless sewer repair in Miami, FL to restore your sewer’s functionality. 

We believe that keeping homeowners informed regarding their sewers can help prevent some, if not all, sewer issues. In this blog, we list down the most common causes of sewer backups and what you can do about them.

Clogged Drains

A sewer backup can easily occur if you have one or more clogged drains, which you might need professional trenchless pipe repair for. This is especially the case if you have recurring clogging issues that don’t really get resolved. The improper use of your garbage disposal by putting hard foods down, using your toilet to flush more than just waste and toilet paper, and putting grease, oil or fat down your kitchen sink’s drain can contribute to this problem.

You may notice evidence of a sewer backup in your toilet if you’re flushing the wrong things down. Feminine hygiene products, paper towels, moistened wipes and even dental floss should all go in the trash instead. In a worst case scenario, a trenchless pipe replacement may be necessary to bring your system back to normal condition.

Damaged Sewer Line

If your home is fitted with an older sewer system, it’s easier to experience a sewer backup. These aging pipes are made from materials that don’t hold up to today’s durability standards, leading to a broken, cracked, or even collapsed sewer line. As a result, you can be left with a sewer backup as the pipes can be damaged from corrosion. When this happens, trenchless pipe lining might be the solution. 

Tree Root Invasion

Interestingly, one of the biggest reasons why you might have a sewer backup doesn’t have anything to do with your sewer system itself, but because there are tree roots that have infiltrated your sewer line. This happens more often with older homes, but it can also happen even if you don’t have any trees growing on your property. When the tree craves water and nutrients, it can get it from the wastewater in your sewer line. This causes a huge problem that requires trenchless sewer replacement.

Bradley Plumbing and Gas is here to provide you with expert trenchless pipe repair when you need it most. Contact us today and let us help keep your sewers in optimal condition.

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