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Sewer System Backups

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse is staffed with friendly, skilled plumbing experts who have a great deal of experience dealing with sewer system backups. This type of problem is not only annoying, but it can even pose a health hazard if not taken care of properly. There are several causes of a sewer system backup — whether yours is caused by a tree root intrusion or simply a lack of proper maintenance, we can fix it fast. With 24/7 emergency service available, no matter what time of the day or night you call we’ll be ready to help.

Signs of a Sewer System Backup

When you have a sewer system backup, you’ll typically know it fairly quickly. You’ll probably see water backing up from the toilet, but you might also notice it coming up from your shower. A home sewer backup can even affect your bathroom sink drain.

A home sewer backup can also result in strong odors coming from your drains or areas outside the home. Gurgling sounds from the toilet or drains are also common signs, as are pools of water near the floor drain of your residential basement.

Common Causes of Sewer System Backups

One of the most common causes of a home sewer backup is a clog of some sort. If you are only experiencing a backup in one toilet, tub or sink, then the culprit is probably some sort of obstruction in the line. If you experience a backup in multiple drains when you flush, however, that more than likely means your main sewer line is blocked. To avoid this potentially expensive problem, make sure you never flush items such as diapers, napkins or even facial tissues. Over time, these items will accumulate in your sewer line and eventually cause a clog.

However, you might have a more serious problem such as a collapsed line. If this is the case, you will need to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing as soon as you can for sewer system repair. Older homes often have cracked, broken or collapsed lines because their pipes are made of clay or cast iron. These materials can degrade over time and lead to major issues such as sewer system backups.

Tree Root Intrusion — Causes and Solutions

Tree root intrusion can also result in the need for residential sewer system repair. Roots look for any source of moisture they can find, and leaking pipes fit the bill perfectly. Even pipes with condensation on them can attract roots. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we know that tree roots will travel great distances to find their nourishment, and they can easily find any sort of crack in a pipe — even if it’s a tiny one. The bigger the intrusion, the bigger the problem.

Thankfully, there are several ways to fix this issue. For example, we use hydrojetting to provide a long-term solution to tree root intrusion. Hydrojetting is the process of using a high-powered water jet to scour the inside of a pipe to remove all debris. This includes not only tree roots, but also grease buildup and other obstructions.

Septic System Backups

We also offer septic system repair in addition to residential sewer system repair throughout the Syracuse area. Septic systems are particularly susceptible to toilet or sink clogs, and they typically require the attention of an experienced plumber. Even a relatively simple backup could lead to expensive damage.

If you have a septic system and notice your toilets are not flushing or draining properly or multiple drains in your home are running slowly, that could mean you have a serious plumbing problem. In this scenario you should contact a professional plumber as soon as possible.

Contact the Experts With Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Let the professionals with Mr. Rooter Plumbing take care of any type of sewer system backup you might be experiencing. We will walk you through the process and show you exactly how we plan on fixing your problem. That way you won’t have to worry about any kinds of surprises. If you want to get ahead of plumbing problems, one of our licensed plumbers can come to your home, perform a thorough check up and let you know what types of maintenance services you may need. Please call (315) 472-1203 to make an appointment or schedule service online today.

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