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Give us a call today: 613-791-5777  for a free upfront estimate!How to Avoid Sewer Backup

Most people are unaware of sewer line or sewage system problems until it’s too late.  The foul smell enters your home through the plumbing and many drains around your house and what follows soon after that is even more unpleasant.  What the majority of people don’t think about is that every sink, toilet, tub, dishwasher, and washing machine all discharge into the same sewage line that connects your house to the village or city sewage system or your septic tank.  That line gets almost constant use, and it’s pretty impressive that a 4-inch line doesn’t have more issues than it does. Every once in a while, issues arise.

Replace Old Lines

Old clay and metal sewer lines are known to weaken over time.  Plant roots can infiltrate the walls of an old pipe and cause a partial blockage that you will inevitably make worse over time, unknowingly.  Newer PVC pipe is hardier and a bit more impenetrable than old lines and will save on further problems later in life.

Stop Putting Stuff Down the Drain!

Feminine hygiene products, old food, hardened fat, and grease – these are the types of things that clump together and cause significant blockages in your sewer lines.  Even if it doesn’t create a blockage and backup for you at your home, it can join other like-products down in the main sewer and cause enormous problems for the city of Ottawa.

Sump Pumps

Ottawa sump pump repair services are something that everybody with a sump pump needs to consider.  The Ottawa Residential Protective Plumbing Program dictates that residents will be responsible for damages if they do not adhere to the good plumbing practices.  Sump pumps make those methods easier to follow.

Backwater Valves

The Ottawa Residential Protective Plumbing Program also encourages the use of backwater valves.  These valves are prevention devices for stopping raw sewage from entering a domicile through the toilets and drains.  Yuck!

If you’re unable to afford the needed repair services for sumps or septic plumbing, there are programs put in place for assistance.  Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services of Ottawa has worked pretty closely with some of these programs in the past and understand the need to get your water and sewage situations under control before it’s too late.  If you have questions regarding your systems or the Residential Protective Plumbing Program, feel free to reach out!

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