Drain Backups: Causes and Solutions

There are a few different areas in your home where you can experience a drain backup – whether it is in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or basement. Regardless of where the backup occurs, it can be frustrating and eventually lead to bigger, more expensive problems.

So, it is best to know what to look for, why it happens, and how to fix it.

What to Look For

You can usually tell if you have a sewage backup in your pipes by:

  • Smelling odors from the drains.
  • Slow draining tubs, sinks, etc.
  • Bubbling or gurgling water in your drains.
  • Seeing a ring of water around a fixture.
  • And more.

Why it Happens

All of the indicators above can be caused by a sewer backup. When your drains are clogged, it makes it harder for the water to pass through your pipes. This results in one or more of the indicators above.

How to Fix it

Please do not use any chemicals to clear your drain! These chemicals are not good for your pipes or the environment, and they don’t solve the problem; they just delay it.

Likewise, you can avoid these issues by only putting things down the drain that are meant to go down the drain. That is water and toilet paper. Don’t flush wet wipes, sanitary products, paper towels, and don’t put food down your garbage disposal!

If you are experiencing any of the issues above, then give us a call to ask any questions and have us come out to clear your drains!

Learn More About Reliable Drain

Our website is full of helpful information to help you keep your drains clean and prevent backups. Check out our blogs for more commonly asked questions, browse our services, and get to know us a little better!

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