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How to Avoid a Sewer Backup in Your Home Plumbing System

A sewer backup is probably one of the last problems you ever want to deal with. Not only is it a hassle, but it’s also a lot to clean up. The good news is that you can avoid a sewer backup by taking some proactive steps.

Keep reading to learn more about how you can care for your plumbing system to avoid backups. Then, when you are ready to schedule an appointment for your Appleton plumbing services, you can give our team a call. Even if you just have questions about caring for your plumbing, we’d be happy to schedule a service call and review your unique home plumbing needs.

Monitor What Goes Down Your Drains 

The first step to preventing a sewer backup in your home is to be very diligent about not letting things go down your drain. It’s easy to think that a few items here and there going down the drain won’t make a big deal. But they can really add up over time. 

Large pieces of food, chunks of soap, and things like grease can have major negative impacts on your home’s plumbing system and increase your risk of a backup. You can invest in mesh drain covers that have a fine textured design to capture anything that would otherwise go down your drain. Maintaining them is as easy as wiping out the drain cover periodically and putting it back in place to continue protecting your drains.

Schedule Annual Maintenance

It’s also important to prioritize annual plumbing maintenance. It’s easy to think that your home’s plumbing system doesn’t need maintenance. Why do you need to schedule a service appointment if nothing is wrong? But something may very well be wrong and you just don’t know it yet. 

Our technicians can use their keen eyes, years of experience, and expertise to identify the early signs of plumbing problems and talk to you about addressing them now rather than later. We can also take preventative steps to clean out your drains to prevent clogs and tighten fixtures to prevent leaks.

Know the Early Signs

It’s also a good idea to know what the early signs of a sewer backup are so you can identify them before a backup actually happens. Examples of things to watch for include slow drains, gurgling sounds in your pipes, and bad odors wafting up from drains. All of these can be early signs that sewage is beginning to back up into your home, but has not yet reached the drains themselves. 

You can give our team a call and let us know that you suspect a sewer backup so we can come to your house and check it out. We can often identify the source of the problem and prevent a sewer backup from coming up into your home.

Trust Tureks Plumbing Services for Terrific People, Terrific Service. Get in touch with our team today.

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