How to Prevent Drain Line Backup

December 21 2021

How to Prevent Drain Line Backup

Drain line backup occurs when wastewater doesn’t properly drain away from your home due to clogged pipes, damaged pipes, tree roots invasion, or heavy rainfall. Drain line backup is something that you want to avoid at all costs, as it can lead to health hazards and water damage.

Let's look at what you can do to prevent drain line backup.

Be Careful What You Put Down Your Drain

To prevent drain line backup, you must know what you can and cannot put down the drain. Drains are only designed for water and human waste, so they can become clogged when other items make their way into the drains. Common items that will clog your drains include coffee grounds, egg shells, fat, oil, grease, pasta, rice, paper towels, condoms, flushable wipes, cotton balls, and medication. Avoid putting these items down your drains to prevent blockages. It’s advisable to flush your drains with hot water on a regular basis to break down deposits that may have built up in your pipes.

Clean Your Drain Line As Needed

If your drains are not properly cleaned on a regular basis, dirt can build up inside the pipes and obstruct the flow of wastewater. Cleaning the drains will remove clogs and blockages, and ensure wastewater flows smoothly. Even if you don’t notice signs of drain line problems, you should have your drains cleaned at least once every year. It’s also important to have your drains inspected by a reliable septic company at least once every year. Routine inspection allows you to identify drain line problems before they turn into major problems.

Repair or Replace Damaged Drain Lines

A broken or damaged drain line can prevent wastewater from flowing freely. If any of your drain lines are broken, cracked, or damaged in any way, call a septic company to help you with drain line repair or replacement.

Install A Backwater Valve

A backwater valve is installed on your drain line and allows water to only flow one way. When backflow is detected the device lifts up the flap into a closed position to prevent wastewater from flowing back into your home.

Signs You May Have Drain Line Backup

  • Water is backup up into your drains
  • Slow draining in multiple fixtures
  • Unpleasant smells coming from your drains
  • Slowly flushing toilets
  • Bubbles coming up from the drain
  • Cleanout pipe overflow
  • Multiple clogs at one time

These are just some of the warning signs you may have drain line backup. If you notice any of these signs or have any additional questions, contact Septic Blue to help you resolve your drain line backup issues before they become a plumbing disaster. 

Schedule Fast and Affordable Drain Line Backup Repair Today

Drain line backup can have disastrous consequences, including health hazards and water damage. If you notice signs of drain line backup, it’s essential that you call a septic company as soon as possible to prevent a plumbing disaster. At Septic Blue, we provide drain line backup repair to help you restore your drain line to its good working order. We also offer a wide range of septic services, including septic cleaning, septic tank repair, and septic maintenance.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable and experienced septic contractors.