Sewage backup can be a huge disaster, but sometimes you can recognize the signs that a backup is on its way and take steps to prevent it (or at least minimize the damage). Here’s what to watch for.

Signs of Sewer Backup

If you notice any of these signs of sewer backup, the first thing you should do is call a sewer backup cleanup company for immediate advice. Watch for:

  • Multiple clogged drains
  • Water backing up in drains it didn’t go down
  • Bubbles coming up through drains and toilets
  • Bad flushes

Multiple Clogged Drains

One clogged drain is usually no big deal – a little household chemical, a plunger or a drain snake can usually solve the problem. But if more than one drain in your home is clogged at the same time, it can be a sign that there’s trouble afoot.

Water Backing Up in Drains It Didn’t Go Down

When you run the sink or flush the toilet and another drain puts out water, you could have a big problem on your hands. A lot of people notice water bubbling up in toilets while the washing machine is running, for example. What’s likely happening is that something is blocking the water from draining where it’s supposed to, and it’s looking for another way out.

Bubbles Coming Up Through Drains and Toilets

If you use your plumbing and see bubbles coming up from a drain or the toilet, that could mean there’s a clog that’s tapping air inside. You can fill up the tub or sink with water and release the drain plug to see if bubbles come out, which can indicate a single clog (likewise, you can flush the toilet and look for bubbles).

Bad Flushes

If your toilet doesn’t flush properly and you’ve plunged it to no avail, you may be facing an impending sewer backup.

Do You Need Help With Sewer Cleanup?

ExactRecon can help you get your home or business back to its original condition after a sewer backup or contamination with clean, gray or black water.

We provide several damage restoration services, including fire, smoke and soot restoration services, as well as water damage restoration services in Ann Arbor and all the surrounding communities that can help you and your family get back on track.

Call us at 734-352-9183 or get in touch with us online today.