Sewer backups aren’t just messy—they’re incredibly alarming, and they can cause major health risks. Whenever you have a sewage backup in your Mid-Atlantic home, Len The Plumber will be ready to help.
We know how scary and upsetting sewer backups can be, and we know how critical it is to get fast, reliable service whenever they happen. That’s why our expert plumbers quickly respond to sewer backup emergencies, fully equipped to provide the solutions you need.
We proudly offer:
- FREE sewer estimates and upfront pricing
- Fast response times for drain and sewer emergencies
- Zero extra fees for after-hours or emergency service!
What Causes Sewer Backups?
Sewer backups can be caused by any number of things, including:
- Clogs: A clogged sewer line will prevent wastewater from flowing to the local sewer system, causing sewage to back up into your home. These clogs can be caused by anything from toilet paper and hair to foreign objects.
- Tree root infiltration: Tree roots grow into cracked or vulnerable sewer lines, creating a blockage and causing a sewage backup.
- Damaged sewer lines: When sewer lines are sagging, cracked, broken, or misaligned, clogs can easily occur. These problems are most likely to happen as sewer lines age.
- Heavy rains and floods: City sewage lines can be inundated with water when it rains. When these lines simply can’t take in more water, sewage can start backing up in homes.
For sewage backups caused by any problems at the main underground sewer pipe, which typically is located beyond homeowners’ property boundaries, the city will be responsible for handling the repairs.
In all other cases, however, it’s usually the homeowner’s responsibility to fix sewer line problems and backups. The good news is that homeowners insurance may cover damage caused by a sewer line backup.
No matter what’s causing your sewer backup, we’re ready to help! Call (800) 950-4619(800) 950-4619 now for emergency service!
Signs of Sewer Backups
Sewer line backups come with some very noticeable symptoms, including:
- Foul odors coming from your drains
- Standing water in a drain pipe
- Slow drainage or clogs in multiple drains
- Toilet problems that persist even after plunging
- Wastewater backups in floor drains, especially those located in a basement and other low areas of a home
- One plumbing fixture acting up while you’re using another, like sewage or wastewater in a tub that backs up when the toilet is flushed or you’re using a sink
If you have wastewater that backs up when you’re washing clothes or using any plumbing fixture in your home, contact Len The Plumber for plumbing rooter service.
Whether it’s time to clear a main sewer line clog or your sewer line keeps backing up, you can count on us to get the job done efficiently and correctly the first time!
Sewer Line Repair & Replacement
When you call Len The Plumber for sewer line service, we’ll respond quickly, using our expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to determine:
- What is causing your sewer backup: We’ll check and test your plumbing fixtures, and we may conduct a sewer line camera inspection to diagnose the problem.
- Your best options for removing the clog and restoring your plumbing system: Our plumbers can remove even the most stubborn clogs, including clogs in difficult spots like underground pipes and the sewer stack. If your sewer line is damaged, we’ll repair or replace your sewer line as well to help you avoid future backups.
When you have a sewer backup, you don’t have to deal with it alone. The expert plumbers at Len The Plumber are ready to help you now! Call (800) 950-4619(800) 950-4619 for emergency service!
How to Prevent Sewer Line Backups
No homeowner ever wants to deal with a sewer backup. To minimize the risk of sewer line clogs and backups, follow these prevention tips:
- Properly dispose of waste: Make sure paper products, debris, and foreign objects don’t enter your drains.
- Replace your old sewer lines before they fail: Sewer lines that are more than 25 years old or that are clay, cast iron, or Orangeburg are highly susceptible to failing. Replacing these types of sewer lines now, before a sewer break, can save you a lot of money and headaches in the future.
- Install a backwater valve: This backflow prevention device can stop outbound water from flowing back into a home.
- Properly maintain your plumbing system: Routine drain cleaning can prevent clogs, and other plumbing maintenance services can catch minor issues before they snowball and lead to a sewer backup. Here’s what you can expect during a drain cleaning service.
Get Help With Your Sewer Backup Now: Contact Len The Plumber
The experienced plumbers at Len The Plumber are ready to provide fast, efficient, high-quality service to repair and restore your sewer line. Whether you have a sewer backup day or night, over the weekend, or on a holiday, we’re the team you can always count on!
For more than 20 years, Len The Plumber has been offering first-class plumbing services throughout Baltimore, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. That’s just one reason why our customers love us! But don’t take our word for it—contact us to experience our excellence for yourself!