Short Guide for every homeowner, learn basics about drain functioning at your house.

Main Drain Line failure, how to detect, prevent and things to consider.

Basement Flooding Protection devices (Backwater Valve and Sump Pump)
When drain mend is necessary and first response to drain blockage.
Most common of them are tree root intrusion, grease or mineral build ups, blockage from foreign object
(things like wet wipes, cotton swabs, diapers ans etc. do not break down in the water and cause drain blockages in the main drain pipe if flushed), and aging problem.
If you would like to know more about inners of your home sweet home, please read it. Homeowner usually happens to repair sewer drain line once or twice in 50 years, however, it all depends on many factors. *These numbers are average.
Drain repair is a process of repairing or changing part of the sewer drain due to various issues. Most common of them are tree root intrusion, grease or mineral build ups, blockage from foreign object
(things like wet wipes, cotton swabs, diapers ans etc. do not break down in the water and cause blockages in the main drain pipe if flushed), and aging problem.

If the basement drain backups sewer waters (common occurrence during heavy rainfalls), that does not mean main pipe needs repair. Also two things may happen during rainfall: sump pump failure or you do not have installed sump pump. Sump pump prevents water flooding when the underground water level is critically rising. It pumps out all excessive water. But what often happens is that rainfalls lead to electricity outage, and sump pump needs power in order to work. In such cases we have sump pump battery backup. You could learn more about it here > basement flooding subsidy program by following the link.
If there is a sewer backup in the basement, which is a result of overflowing municipal sewer drain and you do not have Backflow Valve installed at your house, the sewage water would flow into the premises. Backwater valve created thus sewage water exiting the property freely, and when the backflow is coming, it shuts it off, preventing sewage flooding in the basement.

How would you know if something is wrong with the main drain line?

- After using water in your house wastewater back-ups into your basement.
- Water is pooling in the basement shower drain.
- Slow Drainage in more than one drain, especially lower level of the house.
- Foul odor/ smell from the drain.
What does every homeowner need to know?

- First of all, we recommend stop using water at all ,or better close shut off valve supply to your house to prevent accidental use of water.

- Second of all, it is considered an emergency drain service and needs immediate attention to prevent further damage. Call a professional, licensed, and insured plumber to assess the situation, we advise you to do it asap.

- Third of all, if the water is coming from the city sewer line overloaded, which might happen during heavy rainfalls, consider installation of Back Flow Valve, it closes automatically if the flow from the city side coming to the property.

And be ready to call insurance within 24 hours to notify about your damages and get them covering costs for you if you have an appropriate Insurance Policy that covers water damages. We also recommend using an only professional emergency plumber for that type of service.

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