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Five Tips on How to Prevent Sewer Backups & What to do if it Happens

First, let’s discuss what you should look for if you think you may have an issue with your sewer lines.

Common signs of a sewage block or backup are:

  1. Bubbling coming from drains or in the toilet
  2. Slow flushing/overflowing of the toilet
  3. Stinky smells coming from drains

Common Causes of Sewer Line Problems

Some of the most common causes of sewage line blockage are objects thrown in the toilet that shouldn’t be such as wipes, paper towels, diapers, and sanitary items. We’ve even seen toilets overflow and cause damage due to children throwing toys into the toilet and flushing them down.

Other reasons can include tree roots invading sewer lines. Tree roots naturally grow towards moisture and can break sewage lines. Another issue can be blockage by pouring grease down drains. The grease can solidify in colder weather that you often see in Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico during the winter.

If you have sewage issues in your home, it’s important to understand the health risks associated with water damage done due to sewage water. Sewage water is considered “black water” which means it could possibly contain bacteria, viruses, and disease-causing infectious materials. If you do have a sewage overflow issue in your home, it’s very important that it’s cleaned up properly to help prevent serious problems down the road. Give us a call. Our technicians are specially trained on how to clean-up sewage spills caused by sewage blockage, sewage pipes that are broken, and sewage drains that are clogged.

We can help recover your property if damaged by sewage water. We can also take the necessary steps to help prevent mold damage.

Tips to Help Prevent Sewer Line Issues

  1. Never flush items other than human waste and toilet paper.
  2. Never put grease down a drain.
  3. Add drain traps to help keep items that could possibly clog the drain from going down the drain
  4. Have a professional plumber do an annual inspection on your sewer system.
  5. Clean drains every few months.

We can help with sewage line issues.

Water damage done due to sewage line issues can be stressful. We understand and can help you get back to normal as quickly and inexpensively as possible. We provide inspections and estimates. We work directly with your insurance company and provide all the necessary documentation to help ensure your claim is processed easily.


CALL: 970-581-4498 Northern Colorado

CALL: 307-220-5900 Southeastern Wyoming

CALL: 505-250-6500 Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico Areas