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How Can I Prevent Sewer Backups in My Golden Home?

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

An exposed sewer line is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team typically responds to water damage emergencies within four hours of your call for help. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing sewer backups in your sewer lateral and the city main:

Properly dispose of grease

  • Cooking oil should be poured into a heat-resistant container and disposed of properly after it cools off, not in the drain. Washing grease down the drain with hot water is unsatisfactory. As the grease cools off, it will solidify in the drain, the property owner’s line, or the main sewer, causing the line to constrict and eventually clog.

Properly dispose of paper products

  • Paper towels, disposable (and cloth) diapers, hygienic wipes, and feminine products do not deteriorate quickly. They can cause a great deal of trouble in the property owner’s lateral and the city main.

Periodically cut tree roots

  • If you have continuing problems with tree roots in your lateral, you may have to have the roots cut by a professional regularly

Replace your line with a new plastic pipe

  • Plastic pipe will prevent tree roots from entering your line. Replace your line and tap with new plastic pipe.

Install a backwater prevention valve to prevent sewer backflows

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Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is Here to Help when you have water damage in your Golden home or commercial business. ® Call us today at 303-279-8055.

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