There are a number of reasons that your sewer could end up getting backed up. We should make sure that we’re informed about what is going on and how we can take care of it appropriately.
Some of them are due to things that you do, whereas others may be out of your control. In many cases, you can prevent a lot of them with just a few simple measures and some extra time on your part. Here are just a few of the most common issues that you may come across.
– Clogs. There are a lot of different things that can clog up your sewer, and many of them are the same things that are clogging up your toilet. If you put too much of anything into your pipes, it’s going to make them back up and it’s going to be difficult for water and all of the other material to push through your pipes, making them back up.
– Natural Clogging. If you have trees or other plants with roots around your pipes, they could end up getting caught in the piping. Because of that, your pipes could have a hard time pushing the water through them, causing the sewer backup. This is actually why pipe clearing is referred to as – it used to be the most common reason for pipe clogs, until we changed the way that we built homes and changed the materials that we used for our pipes. It can still happen, however, so keep an eye out.
– Breaking or Cracking. As time goes on, the sewer pipes will burst, crack, freeze, or any number of things that cause them to not be able to work correctly. If any of these things happen, you will have breakage, and as a result, you’ll end up with sewer back up. There isn’t really a lot you can do to prevent this, but if you make sure that you get your pipes cleaned on a yearly basis, then the plumber will be able to keep an eye on the pipes and see if there are any impending problems.
There are lots of things you can do in order to keep your sewer running as it should. Keep on top of your sewer’s care and keep stuff in order.