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When Toronto home owners call in the plumbers for a sewer back up, it is often when the situation is dire. There have been cases of the entire home flooding with sewer back water. And we all know what is contained within your sewer! That is why it is important that homeowners understand the signs that their sewer is starting to back up before it completely destroys your home, requiring that restoration services are needed, and basically being a huge headache.

Signs Your Sewer is in Trouble

There are several signs that could point to trouble with your sewer line. These signs include:

  1. If you start to smell odors coming from your drains that are often described as a rotten egg smell.
  2. The drains and toilets are bubbling when they are being used. For example, the toilet may actually give off a burp sound when flushed.
  3. Everything is slow draining, including your washing machine. It seems that it takes it forever to drain properly.
  4. If you notice that there are several drains that are getting clogged at once, it may be due to the sewer backing up.
  5. If you notice that when the sink starts to drain that the bathtub starts to bubble, or maybe you drain the shower and the toilet is bubbling.
  6. The clean out pipe that is often located under a home is backup up and leaking.
  7. There is standing water in the sewer clean out pipe. While this is not always a guarantee that you are dealing with a sewer back up, when the other signs are there as well, it often does mean that this is the issue.
When to Call the Professionals

So, when should you call the professionals? At the first sign of any of the things above, it is time to call the pros. Remember, the sooner that you call, the sooner that this can be rectified avoiding this backing up into the home, causing massive damage. However, if you simply think this is nothing but a clogged drain, remember that plumbers can also take care of this. In these types of situations, it is often better to call the professionals no matter what. You don’t want something small turning into something serious that costs you thousands of dollars and lots of time cleaning up your home due to the drains backing up and become inoperable.

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What Causes a Sewer Back-Up?

A Sewer Back-Up is a rare but serious issue that can cause a lot of damage. There are many causes of this issue and it is important to know what they are so that you can prevent them.

The most common causes of Sewer Back-Ups are the following:

  • Tree roots, which can cause problems when they enter the sewer pipe and block it up;
  • Heavy rain, which can cause the ground to be too soft and break open the sewer’s pipe;
  • Plumbing leaks, which occur when pipes burst or water flows too quickly through them;
  • High pressure water in the pipes, which occurs when there is not enough room for all of the water flowing through them.

With so many unpredictable causes for a Sewer Back-Up, it’s important to know what you’re doing when dealing with this type of Plumbing Emergency. Plumbera’s professional plumbers are fully trained, licensed and equipped to fix any Sewer Back-Up situation, call us today!

How Do I Know If My Sewer is Backed Up?

It can be difficult to tell if you have a Sewer Back-Up in your building.

Signs of a sewer back-up include:

  1. A foul smell in the air
  2. A strange sound coming from the toilet or drain
  3. The toilet or sink is leaking water
  4. You see bubbles coming up from the toilet or sink drain
  5. You notice a strange stain on the floor or wall

If you are experiencing flooding, or if the water smells like sewage, you may have a sewer back-up. If you are unsure whether or not your building has a sewer back-up, contact Plumbera today!

How Do I Prevent a Sewer Back-Up?

To prevent a Sewer Back-Up, you should clear the debris from your home’s roof, ensure that there is no blockage in your drain pipes, and avoid using water during heavy rains.

Here are some more tips on how to prevent a Sewer Back-Up from occurring in your home:

  • To avoid roots from growing into the pipes, make sure you have a proper drainage system in place and do not plant trees too close to the sewer line.
  • Do not pour grease or other cooking oils down the drain. Grease is one of the most common causes of sewer backups and should never be disposed of this way.

It requires the skills of a trained professional plumber to diagnose the problem and find the solution. If you are looking for a professional plumbing company, Plumbera is here to fix your next Sewer Back-Up plumbing emergency. Contact us today to speak with one of our Sewer Back-Up specialists!

What Do I Do If I Have a Sewer Back-Up?

If you have a Sewer Back-Up, it is important to know what to do. Here are some tips on how to handle the situation.

  • First, try to avoid flushing anything that may cause clogging of your pipes.
  • Second, if you are able to break up the clog with a plunger or other tool then do so and be sure that you have removed all of the debris before continuing with your normal activities.
  • Lastly, if you don’t have access to a plunger then use water or vinegar in order to clean out the pipe and let it dry out for a few hours before attempting any further cleaning.

If these tips don’t work then calling for help might be your next step. Plumbera’s professional plumbers are here for you during any plumbing emergency, call us today!

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