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Apr 27, 2024

How Does Sewage Backup Happen?

A sewage backup is a messy and unsanitary plumbing problem that you want to avoid at all costs. But how does it happen? Here at Rooter Man Plumbing, we understand the main causes of sewage backups and how this situation can be prevented. We pride ourselves on offering a full range of septic services, including septic tank pumping, septic tank cleaning, septic installations, and many more. When you’re looking for a septic company that is known to offer top-notch services, look no further than Rooter Man Plumbing.

A sewage backup, as the name suggests, occurs when wastewater can’t flow freely through the drain pipes and sewer line. Instead of draining away into the main sewer line or septic tank, the wastewater backs up into your home. This situation happens when there’s a blockage in the sewer line that prevents wastewater from flowing freely through the sewer line. When there’s blockage in a sewer line, the wastewater has nowhere to go but to come back up the line and out of your drains. Sewage backups can turn your day upside down and send you into a state of panic. They can also potentially damage your property and pose health risks. If you experience a sewage backup in your home, it's crucial to call a plumber to address the blockage and prevent further issues. Some of the common causes of sewer backups include clogged pipes, damaged sewer pipes, tree roots, older sewer lines, and heavy rainfall.

How To Prevent Sewage Backup

  • Don’t flush anything other than human waste and toilet paper

The way you’re using your toilet can contribute to sewage backups. Most people have turned their toilets into trash cans, flushing everything from condoms and wet wipes to menstrual products and paper towels. These products do not break down like toilet paper and end up blocking your sewer line. The only items you should flush down the toilet are human waste and toilet paper.

  • Replace old sewer lines

Older sewer lines contribute to sewer line clogs in several ways. Firstly, they make it easy for tree roots to find their way into the pipes, which cause blockages. Secondly, older sewer lines are susceptible to clogs as a result of interior deterioration and mineral buildup. If your sewer pipes are older and corroded, call a plumbing company that specializes in sewer line replacement to replace the deteriorating pipes. A new sewer line will not only improves the efficiency of your plumbing system, but it will also save you money in the long run.

  • Invest in regular sewer line cleaning

When was the last time you had your sewer line cleaned? If you cannot remember, then your plumbing system is likely suffering as a result of negligence. You should schedule a sewer line cleaning at least every 18-22 months or on an as-needed basis.

  • Inspect your sewer line regularly

Regular sewer line inspection is an essential part of preventing sewage backups from happening. You should have a professional plumbing service inspect your sewer line at least once every few years. During the cleaning process, professionals can identify potential problems in your sewer lines, such as cracks or misalignments. Catching these issues early allows for proactive repairs, preventing more serious problems down the road.

Have A Sewage Backup? Reach Out To Rooter Man Plumbing

If you are experiencing a sewage backup and need help from a trusted plumbing service, reach out to Rooter Man Plumbing. We specialize in septic tank installation, septic tank repair, sewer line cleaning, sewer repair, drain cleaning, and more. If you’re looking for a trusted septic company that offers reliable septic services, get in touch with Rooter Man Plumbing.


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qutes We had a busted drain pipe. And we found Rooter Man Plumbing when we were searching for local plumbers in the area. We were having trouble finding someone to come out and fix it. I called the Rooter Man and they showed up the same day and fixed it in less than an hour. Very quick and reliable. Kept their number just in case if we need a plumber later.

Scott Prescott

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L Watson

qutes Came the same day and cleared the clog. I would recommend Rooter Man Plumbing to anyone in the Reno area looking to hire a plumber. Their crew completed the job as expected and left no mess behind. I kept their phone number and they are the plumbing company to call If I need any plumbing repairs in the future.

Paul Campos

qutes Adam was very professional. I found Rooter Man Plumbing when I was searching online for a plumber in my area. I was very pleased from scheduling to the completion of the project. They did really great job replacing our sewer lines. And their pricing was reasonable as well compared to the other plumbing companies in the area. They are now our go-to plumbing company when we need any type of plumbing repairs. Thank you guys for the work and thanks not leaving any mess behind :)

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Wendy Poore

qutes Rory got here fairly quick for dinner time on a Saturday night. His actions were even faster for a complicated problem that had waste water backing into a first floor tub. Since it wasn’t our first time, he scoped the problem and gave us an assessment of the necessity for future repairs. Rory is very professional and honest. An Expert Plumber.

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