Preventing Sewer Backflow into Your Basement

We’ve talked about the headaches and hassles that can arise from having rain water or excess ground water back up into your basement. What could be worse than that? How about having your sanitary sewer lines backing up instead?

Unfortunately, when our area experiences a lot of rain like we’ve had recently, some homeowners have to deal with that problem. Heavy rains can cause the sewer system to become overwhelmed, forcing sewer water back up into homes. If that’s the cause of your sewer backflow, MSD’s Basement Backflow problem could be a way to help resolve the problem at no cost.

Aside from heavy rains, there are other potential causes of sewer backflow into your basement.  These include broken sewer lines, or lines having become plugged with tree roots, grease, or other waste.

Rainwater or ground water in your basement is a nuisance that can cost you a lot of money in repairs. Sewage in your basement is a serious health hazard. If you’re experiencing this problem, it’s extremely important to call someone to deal with it right away. Call Dauenhauer, at any hour. We’ll send one of our friendly, professional plumbing technicians right out to uncover the cause and fix the problem.