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How to Best Prevent Water Backups

To save yourself from a major headache down the road, here are some helpful tips for avoiding water backups: 

  • Never pour cooking oil or grease down your drains; it can solidify and cause clogs.
  • Only flush bathroom tissue down the toilet (i.e. don't flush paper towels, disposable wipes, feminine products, etc).​

  • Consider replacing your water line with plastic pipe to prevent tree roots from entering it. Old clay tile pipes can easily crack, providing an easy entry for tree roots.​

  • Consult a sump pump professional, typically a plumber, to check your sump pump regularly and look for any pre-existing drainage system issues.​

  • Install a backwater prevention valve to prevent sewer backups; in fact, most new homes are built with this already installed.​

  • Buy a battery backup or water powered sump pump to keep your sump pump running when the power goes out; you don't want to chance having your basement flooded.


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