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Who To Call When You’re Sewer Backs Up

Don’t Forget The Sewer Lines

One of the things most homeowners overlook in terms of regular maintenance routines is having their home’s sewer lines cleaned.

Everything seems to just magically work, waste water flows out of the home perfectly until one day, usually just before you are planning a social gathering or some other important event like a birthday or graduation party, the sewer is suddenly stopped up and you’re having major plumbing issues due to it.

This is not only inconvenient, but it can be unpleasant and expensive in terms of damage and cleanup costs incurred. The good news is that in most cases it is entirely preventable by simply having the system inspected and cleaned on a regular maintenance interval.

Symptoms Of Sewer Problems

Blockages in your household pipes can be nasty, stopping wastewater from leaving your property causing all sorts of problems, starting with unpleasant odors. If you find that it’s difficult to flush your toilet or notice that water drains from your sinks very slowly, this could be a sign of a potential blockage. When wastewater is unable to flow away, it can come back up from the various drains and flood your home.

Causes Of Sewer Problems

There are many factors that could potentially cause sewer line backups including infrastructure, types of pipes used for the sewer, tree root intrusion, grease or solids buildup (toilet paper), etc.

Clay pipes can wear away over time, joints used for connecting pipe links can fail due to aging or weather related factors. Cast iron pipes can develop scaling over time, forming deposits of rust inside which can start the blockage process.

The best way to fix sewer blockages is prevention and maintenance. A. McKenna Plumbing specializes in sewer maintenance. We will clean your sewers to ensure that they are running properly without any blockages so that your sewer won’t back up.

Prevention Is Key

We have the training and experience to diagnose the problem, target potential trouble spots, repair or replace failed joints & pipe links, and recommend a regular cleaning program using a preferred type of maintenance using jetted water or snaking. For new properties, starting a regular maintenance program and sticking to it is the key to a trouble-free sewer line.

For professional sewer cleaning & repair service in the Oakville, Ontario area, call A. McKenna Plumbing Ltd. at 1-905-510-4965. We also serve Burlington, Milton, Mississauga and Etobicoke Ontario. Check out what Specials we're currently offering to save you money on your next plumbing service.