Nothing strikes fear in the heart of a homeowner faster than the thought that they might have a sewer blockage, which can cause sewage to leak into their yard … or even back up into their house.
Many homeowners don’t realize that they are responsible for the maintenance and repair of their house or sewer pipeline between the city sanitary sewer main, usually located under the street, and their home’s structure.
Signs of Sewer Blockage Include:
Toilets, sinks, baths and tubs are slow to empty.
Toilets overflow or fill higher than usual.
Overflowing sewer access chambers (manholes).
Gurgling noises in sanitary drains.
Untreated sewer blockages can cause sewage back-ups, which can result in significant damage to your house. If you suspect that you may have a problem, call Travco plumbing right away.
Not only do sewage back-ups cause damage that is difficult and expensive to repair, but they also create health hazards.
In addition, most homeowners insurance doesn’t cover sewage backup unless you’ve purchased a special rider.
Many of us abuse our sewer systems. We flush things that we shouldn’t – paper products, cooking fats, paints and chemicals to name a few. All of these can contribute to creating a blockage.
Sewer Blockages Are Caused by:
Tree roots blocking the sewer pipes.
Cracked sewer pipes caused by soil movement and rocks.
Heavy machinery that can overload the ground, crushing and flattening sewer pipes.
Illegal connection of storm sewer sumps into the sewer system.
Older sewer installations, where the storm sewers are combined with the sewer system, causing backups in heavy rainfall.
Don’t hesitate to call Travco as soon as you suspect that you might have a sewer blockage, in order to prevent sewage backup!
We can scan your sewer pipes and diagnose your problem.
We are experienced at exterior water piping replacement.
Travco Plumbing can help prevent significant damage to your home through early diagnosis and repair of your sewer blockages. We can help you understand the causes of your sewage problem and help prevent it from happening again in the future.
Don’t risk the devastating damage caused by sewage backing up into your home! Call us now!!