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Sewage Backup Cleanup in San Diego

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

A photo of a bathroom that had a sewage backup in the downtown area of San Diego.

It's not pleasant having to deal with a sewage backup. We often get calls from San Diego homeowners or renters that need help with cleaning up their home or place of business after a sewage backup occurs.

 Three common causes of sewage backups are: A ClogJust like drain pipes, main sewer lines can become clogged, which can cause sewage backups in your home. If it's just one toilet, sink or tub that seems to be giving you trouble, it could just be a clog in that drain. However, if a flush creates a sewage backup in your home, you probably have a blockage in your main sewer line. A few tips to try and prevent clogs are: 1. Do not use your toilet as a waste basket! Flush only toilet paper down your toilet.2. Avoid dumping large quantities of anything down your garbage disposal. Use the trash bin instead.3. Do not pour grease down your drain. Grease and fat, even when liquid, can harden your plumbing, collecting debris and creating a fierce clog. Tree RootsAnother common cause of home sewer backups is tree roots. Even if the area directly above your sewer line is free of trees, roots from a neighboring yard could be the cause of your sewage backup problem.Collapsed and/or broken sewer linesIf you San Diego home or property, your sewage backup could be caused by broken, cracked, or collapsed lines. Plastic sewer lines have become the norm now, but most older homes were built using cast iron and clay piping that can break down over time. If you are dealing with a sewage backup in San Diego, call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW 24/7 at 619-269-5004. Our trained team of professionals can get your home clean and back in shape "Like it never even happened."

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