Residential Sewer System Backups in Lehigh Valley, PA

We Repair Sewer System Backups Quickly

When you have a sewer system backup, you shouldn't try to repair it yourself. You need specialized tools and equipment that are expensive and can be dangerous to operate. You also need extensive experience in sewer line repairs, or you might risk doing more damage. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lehigh Valley, we offer trenchless repairs of residential sewer system backups in Lehigh Valley, PA. We can do a sewer line inspection to quickly find the location and cause of your sewer system backup. We'll then repair a sewer system backup without digging up your yard or damaging your home. Our sewer system backup repairs can usually be completed in just a day. If you want to schedule a sewer line inspection or sewer line repairs, call our live answering service at any time, day or night. You can also request a job estimate online for more information about sewer line repairs or sewer backup prevention system costs.

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Common Signs of a Sewer System Backup

Anyone who has experienced a sewer system backup is familiar with the warning signs. However, if you've never needed sewer line repairs, you might not immediately recognize the signs. If you're having plumbing problems but aren't sure if it's a sewer system backup, check out these common signs and symptoms:

  • Dirty, smelly water is backing up into your toilet, shower, tub, or sink.
  • Your toilet keeps clogging or overflowing.
  • You have more than one clogged drain, including your toilet.
  • You keep smelling raw sewage around the inside or outside of your home.
  • Your drains smell like rotten food or mold.
  • Your yard is flooded, or you keep finding wet, soggy spots on your lawn.
  • Your drains are slow, or you keep finding standing water around the drains.
  • Your drains make a weird gurgling noise, especially while using other plumbing fixtures.
  • The grass in your yard is overgrown.
  • Your yard has pools of dirty water with algae growing in them.
  • There are signs of water damage in your home: rising humidity levels, mold and mildew growth on walls, peeling paint or plaster, rotten wood, cracks in your foundation, or rusty metal.
  • Sewage is coming out of your sewer cleanout pipe.

Causes of Sewer System Backups

You might be wondering how a sewer system backup happened. We can usually find the problem with our sewer line inspection. A lot of different factors can contribute to sewer system backups. These are the most common reasons we repair sewer system backups:

  • Tree roots have grown into the sewer line, causing cracks and breaks or clogging up the pipes.
  • Cracked or broken sewer lines due to old age, wear, and tear, heavy construction, or traffic overhead, earthquakes, sinkholes, erosion, or frequent freezing and thawing of the pipes.
  • Clogged sewer pipes due to heavy rainfall, a municipal sewer system backup, or flushing something other than waste down the toilet. Clogs can also happen if you rinse oil, grease, fats, paint, hair, coffee grounds, or pieces of food down the drain.

How We Repair Sewer System Backups

We repair sewer system backups quickly, with little disruption to your home life or routine. Our trenchless sewer backup repairs don't necessitate digging up your yard, taking down walls, or causing any damage to your home or landscaping. We start with a video camera inspection of your sewer line. This allows us to determine the location, cause, and extent of your sewer line problems. We'll then carefully walk you through our options to repair a sewer system backup. Our trenchless repair methods include the following:

  • Hydro Jetting - We can use powerful pressurized water jets to break apart clogs and flush them into the city’s sewer system. Hydro jetting can clear out even the most stubborn clogs deep in your sewer line.
  • Drain Rooter Services - Our drain rooter services can break apart clogs caused by tree roots, leaves, dirt, rocks, and other debris.
  • Drain Cleaning Services - Our drain cleaning services make sure your sewer line is flowing freely again.
  • Pipe Relining - If your sewer system backup is caused by a cracked, broken, or leaking pipe, we can use pipe relining to repair it. We'll thread a sleeve into the pipe, which creates a seal as it hardens and expands. This seal will repair leaks and breaks and prevent future issues.
  • Pipe Installation - If your sewer line is too damaged for pipe relining, we can replace all or sections of your sewer line. We will use hydraulics to break apart the damaged pipe and install a new one using our Pipe Pull technique.

Sewer line inspections, drain cleaning services, and fixing clogged drains right away may reduce your risk of bigger, costlier problems in the future. Once we have completed sewer line repairs, we recommend you sign up for our Advantage Plan. Our Advantage Plan makes it easy to schedule routine plumbing maintenance services that can prevent a future sewer system backup.

Creating a Sewer Backup Prevention System

Preventing a sewer system backup from occurring in the first place will save you a lot of stress. You can change how you handle your plumbing fixtures to lessen the chances that you'll need sewer line repairs or plumbing repairs. Your sewer backup prevention system cost will always be much lower than the cost to repair a sewer system backup. Here are some of the ways that you can avoid sewer line problems and prevent a sewer system backup:

  • Only flush waste or toilet paper down the toilet. Don't flush wipes, cardboard, cigarettes, condoms, tampons, facial tissue, paper towels, or other trash.
  • Don’t rinse pieces of food, coffee grounds, eggshells, oils, fats, grease, or paint down the drain.
  • Install a drain trap on your shower or tub drain to keep hair from going down the drain.
  • Don’t bathe your pets in your sink or tub.
  • Don’t let kids or cats play near the toilet. They might knock small items into the toilet that can clog up the pipes.
  • Don’t plant trees, shrubs, or bushes near the sewer line.
  • Don't use drain clog remover repeatedly if it isn't working.
  • Schedule routine sewer line inspections, drain cleaning services, and other plumbing maintenance.
  • Get clogged drains serviced right away.

Call to Repair Sewer System Backups in Lehigh Valley, PA

If you have a sewer system backup, give us a call at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lehigh Valley. We'll perform a thorough sewer line inspection and determine if you need trenchless sewer line repair or replacement. Don't go another day with sewer line problems - we'll take care of it as quickly as possible so you can return to your normal routine. If you're worried about sewer line repair costs in Lehigh Valley, Allentown, or Bethlehem, PA, call our live, 24/7 answering service or request a job estimate.

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