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Solving Residential Sewer System Backups in Adams, MA

What Is a Sewer System Backup?

If you have never dealt with a sewer system backup in your home, consider yourself fortunate. Sewer system backups are some of the most inconvenient plumbing situations any homeowner can face. A sewer backup results in wastewater flowing up through drains, such as your toilets, sinks, showers, or floor drains. There are many causes of sewer system backups, but most of them involve an underlying issue inside your sewer line. Homes have a lateral sewer line which is responsible for transporting your home’s wastewater to the city’s main sewer line. When these become compromised, the sewage has nowhere to go but up through your home’s drains. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Berkshire County fixes residential sewer system backups in Adams, Massachusetts. Learn more about our sewer system backup services.

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How to Identify a Sewer System Backup Before It Happens

Plumbing repairs are much less cumbersome and disruptive when we catch them early. This is especially true for sewer system backups. If you notice a damaged sewer line, we can prevent a backup from occurring or getting out of hand. This is why we urge homeowners to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Berkshire County at the first sign of an impending sewer backup. Some of the symptoms of a sewer system backup include the following:

  • Wastewater flowing up through multiple drains
  • Water gathering near floor drains in your basement or garage
  • Slow-flowing drains in your sink, shower, or toilet
  • Unusually green grass near your sewer line
  • Gurgling noises when water is going down your drains
  • The smell of sewage near any drains or around the outside of your property

Solutions Offered by Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Berkshire County

When you work with Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Berkshire County, we don’t just fix your sewer line’s problems. We help you prevent them in the future by finding out what caused the backup in the first place. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, like camera inspections, to determine the source of your sewer system backup. Sometimes, all you need is rooting and drain cleaning services. Other times, there are more severe problems, like tree roots growing into the cracks or joints of your sewer line, completely ruining it. No matter what issue you are facing, we offer an array of ways to repair your sewer system backup, including:

  • Relining Pipes – When your sewer line has become cracked or leaky, it may still be structurally sound. In that case, we can simply reline the pipe, giving it a whole new life. We insert a sleeve, which hardens over a few hours to form a new, watertight wall inside your sewer line. This method of repair preserves your yard and does not involve digging up your yard.
  • Hydro Jetting – For the toughest clogs and blockages, hydro jetting is an ideal solution. We use thousands of psi to blast away anything obstructing the flow of wastewater through your sewer line. This can eliminate tree roots, debris, grease buildup, and nearly any other blockage. If your sewer line is not damaged in any other way, this can be the only solution you need. This is often combined with pipe relining when a sewer line is cracked or broken.
  • Rooting and Drain Cleaning – For routine clogs, drain cleaning and rooter work can be enough to stave off an oncoming sewer system backup. Once we find the cause of your clog, we can help you make a plan to prevent future clogs.
  • Preventive Maintenance – The best way to prevent a sewer system backup is with professional maintenance services. Our service professionals will come to your home on a routine basis to clear out your drains and pipes, checking the health of your entire plumbing system each time.
  • Pipe Bursting – When we need to replace a sewer line, pipe bursting is the most effective method. It does not involve the digging of trenches. We can use hydraulics to break apart clay, cast iron, or PVC pipes. Then, we will place a new sewer line into the space left by your old one. This is a permanent fix for recurring sewer system backups.

Install a Sewer Backup Prevention System

The worst cases of sewer system backups can result in costly damage to a home. This leads many homeowners to look into a sewer backup prevention system. We can help you install a system that will prevent sewage backups from your lateral sewer line as well as the city’s main sewer line. While there are several solutions, the most common one involves a check valve. This valve will shut if any sewage reverses flow and tries to enter your plumbing system. The wastewater is then redirected to an exit point outside of your home. We are always happy to meet with you and explain the sewer backup prevention system costs ahead of time.

Schedule a Residential Sewer System Backup Appointment Now!

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Berkshire County, we care about the local Adams, Pittsfield, and Cheshire communities. If you are facing a sewer system backup, we want you to know that our qualified service professionals are here to help. As part of a franchise with over 50 years of experience, you can expect industry-leading service and craftsmanship from us. We even offer a convenient 24/7 appointment scheduling line, answered by live representatives. Schedule your residential sewer system backup appointment today!