A blocked sewage system is a relatively common home plumbing issue that every homeowner hopes to avoid. A backup will occur when something is blocking a part of your home’s sewer line. The result is a horribly messy and unpleasant smelling disaster that requires a solid clean-up effort. To avoid a headache that is fixing a blocked sewer, consider the ways to prevent a sewage backup from occurring before it becomes a major issue.

Grease is Not a Normal Liquid

The leftover grease from your pan of steaming hot bacon should not be carelessly poured in your sink. Liquid grease may seamlessly flow down your drain at the moment, however, it is important to remember that grease is only liquid until it cools. All of that liquid grease will eventually harden, and begin building up as a solid in your pipes. As this build-up increases, your pipes ability to properly drain liquids diminishes, leading to some messy issues.

Say No to Solids

As a general rule, solid foods or other materials going anywhere near a drain is a recipe for disaster. The only “solids” that should be in your home’s plumbing system are humans’ solid waste and toilet paper. It is important to have proper garbage and recycling bins in your home to properly dispose of solids. Consistently disposing of solids in your drain is a surefire way to welcome an unwanted blocked sewer.

Check Your Property

Many do not realize that the trees on their property can interfere with their home’s plumbing. If a tree grows too close to the plumbing lines, it can push through the underground pipes and cause severe damage to your sewer system. Check your property and ensure there are no trees or roots interfering with your plumbing.

Call a Trusted Niagara Plumber

Let our team of experts help you avoid a blocked sewer. By following these tips, you can keep your sewer clean and running smoothly. If problems persist, do not hesitate to get in contact with our team of trusted Niagara plumbers. At Wellbrook Plumbing, we will ensure that your sewer is repaired and cleaned efficiently in our care.