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Sewage Back-up in the Marina District?

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year in the Marina District and offer these tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing sewer backups in your sewer lateral and in the city main:

  • Properly dispose of grease

Cooking oil should be poured into a heat-resistant container and disposed of properly after it cools off, not in the drain. Washing grease down the drain with hot water is unsatisfactory. As the grease cools off, it will solidify either in the drain, the property owner's line, or in the main sewer causing the line to constrict and eventually clog.

  • Properly dispose of paper products

Paper towels, disposable (and cloth) diapers, hygienic wipes and feminine products do not deteriorate quickly and can cause a great deal of trouble in the property owner's lateral as well as in the city main.

  • Periodically cut tree roots 

If you have continuing problems with tree roots in your lateral, you may have to regularly have the roots cut by a professional.

  • Replace your line with new plastic pipe 

Plastic pipe will prevent tree roots from entering your line is to replace your line and tap with new plastic pipe.

  • Install a backwater prevention valve to prevent sewer backflows.

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SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies in the Marina District. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

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