Emergency Drain Sewer Backup Service

Emergency Sewer Backup

The biggest cause of sewer backup is a blockage in the sanitary pipe between the home and the city sewer, this drain is called the main drain. In our past experiences, most of the blockages as due to soil entering the drain, misaligned drain joints which in return result causes roots infiltration or a pipe collapses. Sewer backup can also be caused by baby wipes, grease, paper, or solid debris that have been flushed down a drain.

A blocked drain or sewer backup can create a stressful and messy situation. In some cases, may clogged drains or sewers may also cause health and safety concerns, in addition to significant property damage.

Sewer backup by roots in main drain

Roots of a tree in front of you home seek moisture, in dry (Summer or Winter) weather these roots will make their way into a main drain lateral cracks. These roots cause damage in due time but with a proper yearly drain cleaning and prevention, you can avoid replacing your main drain. In most cases these roots start off small, entering small crack in the pipe; but in due time these shrubs or trees continues to grow along with the roots. In time this will eventually cause your main drain to open or break causing a backup.

When you have a sewer backup in your basement drains such water backing up in your shower or toilet, 5 Star Plumbing team of professional plumbers will analysis your blockage and use a range of methods to solve your problem. Our drain camera inspection will give us the extra eyes needed to determine the cause of you blockage in your main drain and see exactly what is going on inside your drains. We can remove and cut off the roots with our tools as we clean you main drain from any blockage.

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City Sewer Backups

Many property owners incorrectly assume that the city will bear the costs of sewer backup, but this is not always the case. Unless damage is due to a city main blockage or pipe breakdown, homeowners bear the responsibility of costs related to pipe repair or home damage. It’s a good idea to check your insurance plan to ensure coverage before problems occur since many policies do not cover flood damage to your home or business.

Best Practices for Preventing Sewer Backup in Your Home

  • Avoid pouring materials down your drains that can lead to clogging. This includes grease, butter, and bacon grease as well as foods like coffee grounds, eggshells, and raw flour
  • Avoid flushing paper towels, diapers, wipes, or other paper products
  • Switch to plastic pipes to prevent tree or shrub roots from growing into your sewer line
  • Inspect your main drain for any plumbing connections
  • Regularly clear debris from gutters and downspouts and make sure they are not connected to your sanitary sewer line

If your drain is backing up and causing damages, please contact us right away at 514-447-3700. Start by speaking to our qualified technician over the phone, we can help guide you in the process to reduce water damages before dispatching a plumber. Afterward, our professional plumbers will visit your home or business unblock your drain. Whether its sewer backup caused by tree roots entering a broken drain or clogged drain by foreign materials such as paper or grease, we at 5 Star Plumbing can help you.

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