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How To Deal With Backflow Issue

Clogs are the main reason behind backups and are therefore a major concern for most of the homeowners. Sometimes you might be able to use chemicals to clean a clog or rely on the plunger, other times you may need to rely on the professionals. Especially if the damage is such that you are going to need trenchless sewer repair or trenchless pipe repair. An entire trenchless sewer replacement is not something that you want to complete on your own. Another plumbing issue that makes a lot of homeowners worried is backflow, although less common this plumbing issue is different from backup.

It is a situation when the wastewater starts to backflow through the shower drain, kitchen sink, and toilet, even when they are not in regular use. Although less common that blocked drains, backflow is a major issue and can greatly impact your family life if left unattended.

Backflow easily falls into the category of a plumbing emergency, and therefore demands emergency plumbing treatment. Make sure you have all the contact details of a highly skilled emergency plumbing service provider who offers round the clock services.

What can cause the backflow to occur?

There are many factors that contribute to the backflow issue, a few of the major ones are:

  • Broken/Non-functional Backflow Preventer

The backflow preventer is a check valve present in your home’s wastewater disposal system and works to keep the sewage water from backing up into the system. It is, therefore, the most important component of any home’s wastewater disposal system. If this backflow preventer somehow breaks down and become non-functional, you will experience serious backflow issues throughout your home. Plumbing emergencies like this demand quick action and immediate remedy, otherwise they can create some serious problems for the homeowners. Call an emergency plumber as soon as you notice backflow issues in your home to come and perform necessary replacement and/or repairs.

  • Sewer Line Damage

There are times when the sewer line that connects your home’s wastewater system to the municipal system gets damaged due to one reason or another, this causes the sewage to start flowing back inside your home. The aftereffects of a damaged sewer line will first start to show up in your basement before it affects your toilet and sinks, therefore keep a close watch on the signs of a damaged sewer line in your basement, these signs include permanent leakage from basement drains and constant foul odor coming from your basement. In case your main sewer line gets damaged, the only option left is to call professional emergency plumbing agency to take care of the situation since it requires extensive work.

  • Municipal Source

Sometimes it is not your plumbing system that is at fault, rather the root cause of the backflow lies with the city or local sanitation system. If the backflow in your plumbing system is caused by the backup of the city or local plumbing system, the responsibility to fix it lies with the utility company.  However, instead of waiting for the utility company to come and fix the issue, you need to make sure to call your emergency plumber to manage the clean-up and prevent further damage to your plumbing system.

If you believe that you may need a sewer replacement or just want to know what to do when your drain overflows, we highly recommend that you call Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services.

 

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