Sewer backup is a serious plumbing issue and can quite literally destroy your home. One of the tell-tale signs of a sewer backup is when all the drains and sinks in your home clog simultaneously. This indicates that the blockage isn’t in the pipes, but in the sewer. If this happens, stop using water and call Southern Air immediately for 24/7 emergency service.
Sewer backup can be caused by many different things. Sometimes, tree roots grow through pipes and sewers, choking flow until it’s finally cut off. In other cases, kitchen grease accumulates and forms a massive clot that blocks the pipe. No matter what the cause, the result is that sewer water can no longer go down. In reverse of the saying, what doesn’t go down must come up, and a backed-up sewer can send dirty sewer water spewing out of every fixture in your home. It’s a nightmare scenario for any homeowner.
The best way to prevent a sewer backup is to practice good sewer maintenance. Avoid pouring grease down the sink; instead, trap it in a mason jar, wait for it to solidify, and dispose of it in the garbage. Here are some other tips for avoiding a sewer backup situation.