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Category Archives: Blogs About Sewers

Are Flushable Wipes Really Safe to Flush?

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Do you remember the first time you used a wet wipe instead of toilet paper? At first, you weren’t sure how to feel about it, but after a few more trips to the bathroom — you were hooked! While they might do a great job with the cleanup, they aren’t exactly the hero we thought […]

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Homeowners’ Go-To Guide on Sewer Pipes

Posted on: September 26, 2019

Do you know what type of sewer piping your home has? If you’re like most homeowners, you only think about your sewer pipes when something goes wrong—like when you have a sewage backup or drain problem. Knowing what type of sewer pipe you have, however, can help you: Understand what may be happening when your […]

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What Happens When Your Sewer Backs Up?

Posted on: September 3, 2019

Backups are a distinct and messy sign that something’s not right with your sewer line or plumbing system. Basically, sewer line backups occur when some type of blockage is preventing wastewater from properly flowing away from your home toward the municipal sewer system. Figuring out precisely what’s stopping the wastewater flow in your system is […]

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Len The Plumber Recognized as the Best Pick for Drain & Sewer Services in Maryland (for the 4th Time!)

Posted on: August 27, 2019

Len The Plumber has been certified as the Best Pick in Maryland for drain and sewer services. This is the fourth year Len The Plumber has been honored with this recognition and featured in the annual Best Pick Reports® publication. Based on customer feedback, the Best Pick honor is awarded to elite home service businesses […]

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Why Does My Sewer Line Keep Backing Up?

Posted on: August 25, 2019

It only takes one sewer line backup to cause homeowners major problems and big headaches. But, when sewer lines keep backing up, these problems and headaches can snowball into a full-blown crisis! If you’re frequently dealing with sewer line backups, here’s a look at what may be going wrong—and what you can do to fix […]

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What Causes Sewage to Back Up?

Posted on: August 21, 2019

Sewage backups can be caused by a number of issues with your plumbing system. Fundamentally, sewage will back up whenever wastewater is unable to pass through your pipes and sewer line. Here’s a closer look at: The most common causes of sewage backups How to know when you’re dealing with a sewage backup What to […]

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What Causes a Sewage Backup in the Basement?

Posted on: August 19, 2019

Is your basement drain backing up when you’re washing clothes? Have you noticed that your basement floor drain backs up when the toilet is flushed or when it rains? If so, you could be dealing with a handful of different plumbing problems. Determining the root cause is the key to getting the right repairs—and preventing […]

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What Are Signs of a Sewage Backup?

Posted on: August 16, 2019

Sewage backups are as alarming as they are disgusting and hazardous. As soon as sewage starts to back up in your home’s plumbing system, it can cause all sorts of problems and damage—and the longer the backup is overlooked, the worse it can get and the more damage it can cause. The good news is […]

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How Do I Know If My Sewer Line Is Clogged?

Posted on: August 7, 2019

Sewer line clogs cause serious headaches and unexpected plumbing problems for homeowners. Since these clogs get worse the longer they aren’t cleared, it’s essential to know the signs of a main line sewer clog so you know when to call a trusted plumber for help. If you have a sewer line clog or any sewer […]

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What to Expect When You Get a Sewer Service Estimate

Posted on: July 18, 2019

Sewer line problems can be a nightmare for any homeowner. Whether you’re dealing with a sewer clog, a broken sewer line, or sewage backups, you need the help of a pro—and that usually starts with an estimate for sewer service. When you contact a local plumber, like the trusted team at Len The Plumber, here’s […]

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