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What to Do When Your Sewer System Backs Up

Sewer backups are most common in older homes where the sewer main line hasn't been replaced in years, but there are no homes that are immune from sudden emergency sewer backups. Dealing with a sewer backup can entail horrid smells and frustrating disruptions to your personal life, but by having a professional plumber come to the rescue, you'll have a lot less to worry about in fixing the situation. There are all kinds of reasons your southeast Wisconsin home might experience a backup.

Causes of Major Sewer Backups

A majority of sewer backup causes are from natural occurrences, but there are a few that are manmade. Here are a few that could be the cause in your southeast Wisconsin home:

  • Tree roots
  • Sump pump waste discharge systems
  • Disposing of greasy or fatty food waste down drains
  • Having storm drainage systems that flow into the main sewer lines during excess rain periods

How Professionals Can Mitigate Sewer Backups

Usually professionals will first try to isolate the problem. If the problem seems to be just one drain or sewer line coming from a sink or toilet that isn't noticeable anywhere else, it could just be the drain or flush pipes coming down from the fixture. Such cases are easily fixed by simply using a snake or drain unclogging tool.

If you're noticing multiple drains that have smells or make unusual noises when one drain is flushed, there's a good chance your main sewer line needs to be opened up to have tree roots removed from bending it, or flush out clogs.

Mr. Rooter Is the Answer

Our team at Mr. Rooter of Southeast Wisconsin offers services that can help fix your clogged drains effectively and quickly so you can get your home back to normal. We have the tools handy to get right to the heart of a sewer backup and have it removed immediately.

Experience matters because calling an amateur plumber or trying to get rid of the backup problem yourself could take hours and bring many unpleasant surprises. Instead, we can get the job done quick and at a fair competitive price. No matter what time of day you discover the problem, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency services.

Call us when you need us most or schedule your appointment today.