Dealing with Sewer Backups

Servicing Salt Lake and Utah Counties

Sink clogged with dirty brown water

When your sewer line backs up, you need to act quickly. The sewer line takes the wastewater away from your home and is a crucial part of your plumbing system. A sewer line backup can cause dirty water to go back into your drains, and even possibly spill into your home. This can cause water damage, foul smells, and mold growth, and leads to expensive plumbing repairs.

While many homeowners in Lehi, Utah may not experience sewer line backups often, it is important to know the signs, and understand what to do in case of this type of plumbing emergency. Here are some early signs to look for, and what you can do in case of a sewer line backup.

Signs of a Sewer Line Backup:

  • Slow drains throughout your home
  • Wastewater flowing back into another pipe
  • Wastewater flowing into your home

What to do during a Sewer Line Backup:

A sewer line backup is a major plumbing problem that does not just go away on its own. If you are experiencing a sewer line backup, give our team at Aloha Plumbing, Sewers, & Drains a call! We are sewer line cleaning experts and can help resolve the problem in no time.

While waiting for our team to arrive, we recommend avoiding entering the room where the backup occurred. If you need to enter, wear a mask or respirator to protect your lungs from breathing in wastewater. In addition, be sure to turn off the power to your home before you enter a room with large amounts of standing water. Also, do not use any water or plumbing system in your home before the problem has been resolved.

Preventing Sewer Line Backups:

To prevent sewer line backups, we recommend regular sewer line inspections and cleanings, at least once every 3-5 years. A video camera inspection is the best way to see exactly what is going on in your sewer line and allows small clogs to be removed before they turn into costly backups.

If you are experiencing a sewer line backup or any of the early signs, don’t hesitate to give Aloha Plumbing, Sewers, & Drains a call!