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Is Your Sewer Backing Up?

Just like any other systems we know of, if your sewer system is backing up, it gives you several warning signs. Some of these include:

  • Water backing up in drains, showers, and toilets
  • Slow draining of bathtubs and sinks
  • Gurgling noises coming from your drains and toilets
  • Sewage stench seeping up your drains or around your home
  • Water pooling in the basement around the floor drain

Causes of Sewer Backups

Sewer backups do not just occur by themselves. Some of the most common causes are:

Blockage by Tree Roots

Whenever tree roots find their way to sewer lines, they can cause extensive damage in the form of cracks, which widen with time. As the roots grow bigger, they eventually block sewage flow in the sewer lines causing it to back up in the direction of your home. If not handled immediately, this could lead to a serious problem in future.

Broken and Collapsed Sewer Lines

Broken and collapsed sewer lines prevent the free flow of sewage away from your home. Households in the past were fitted with metallic and clay piping, which easily break, leading to sewer line blockage by the resultant debris.


Clogs in your sewer line caused by grease, fat, and garbage dumped down your drains (such as diapers, facial tissues and napkins) cause sewage to back up your sewer line.

How to Fix Sewer Back Ups

A sewer backup can make your home uninhabitable. However, you do not need to break the bank to correct the problem. To ensure that sewer backups are a thing of the past for you, call on a qualified professional for help using can use techniques such as:

  • Hydrojetting to clean your drains
  • Pipelining to prevent leakage from your sewer pipe
  • Installation of a new sewer line
  • Regular maintenance

Our expert southeast Wisconsin plumbers at Mr. Rooter of Southeast Wisconsin are determined to help home and business owners with the services they need when they need them most. We know how serious plumbing issues can be, so we make ourselves available at all times to get the job done quickly and effectively.

Call us today to schedule your service.

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