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Local Sewer System Backup Solutions

From time to time, sewer systems can encounter backups. Even the most smoothly functioning system is prone to clogged pipes and tree root invasions. Sewer system backups can cause damage to your property and also pose serious health risks.

At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we have the experience and expertise to offer South Florida residents and businesses the best in sewer system backup solutions.

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What Causes A Sewer System Backup?

Sewer system backups are the result of a few common causes and include:

Tree Roots

As trees and plants grow in your yard, their roots can infiltrate your sewer and cause blockages. Tree roots are attracted to moisture, which means your sewer line will attract growth from roots. Tree roots can contribute towards cracked pipes and cause serious damage if not attended to.

Damaged Sewer Lines

Different forms of earth movement including sinkholes, land shifts, and earthquakes can damage your sewer line. Moving earth can cause your sewer line to crack and even break. A cracked line will eventually lead to a complete blockage.

Strong Rainfall

A heavy downpour can overload your sewer line in minutes, causing a water and sewage backup in your home. South Florida’s summer and fall are synonymous with large amounts of rainfall, making it susceptible to sewage backups.

Aging Sewer System

Older systems are comprised of cast iron and clay piping. Over time, these can corrode and give way to cracks and collapsed sewer lines. Cast iron, for instance, gives way to the formation of rust on the inside. This creates a tuberculation crust which slows water flow and increases metal corrosion. A routine inspection of your line will help identify any corrosion.

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Signs Of A Sewer System Backup

A sewer system backup comes with some tell-tale signs to be aware of, including:

  • Water backup from the shower, tub, toilet, sink, washing machine, or dishwasher
  • Gurgling toilet noises
  • Pools of water around utility or garage drains
  • Foul sewage odor in or outside your home or workspace
  • Multiple drains are backing up

If you notice any of these warning signs and suspect you may have a sewer backup, you’re in good hands. At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we have several sewer system backup solutions.

Our Sewer System Backup Services

Video Camera inspection

The good news is that there are minimally invasive techniques to attend to your sewer line. To inspect and diagnose a clogged sewer, our technicians may use a high-tech video camera. The camera is fed down your drain, and it provides live feedback on your sewer system. This way, our professional technicians can diagnose the cause of your sewer backup.

Sewer Drain Cleaning

In the event of a clogged sewer, our team will use hydro-jetting technology to clean out your sewer. Water is forced into your pipe at a high pressure, which flushes out debris and dirt in your sewer line. Best of all, no chemicals are required, just the power of pressurized water. Remember to always make use of a sewer cleaning specialist for the best results.

Pipe Relining

Pipe relining is a relatively new technology that’s used to repair blocked and cracked pipes. It usually goes hand-in-hand with hydro-jetting, Once the pipe has been cleaned out, then the pipe relining process begins. The beauty is that it’s all done above ground by the use of CCTV equipment, and removes the need for messy excavation work. Pipe Relining uses a resin that cures cracks in pipes from the inside out. The resin dries to create a repair that is even stronger than before. This is the beauty of trenchless technology.

Root Cutting Head Technology

For those stubborn roots, we use a selection of root-cutting heads. These are designed to cut through root obstructions, from partially to fully blocked sewers. Different types of cutting nozzles are used and get their power from a spinning base nozzle. Root-cutting head technology is also minimally invasive as it doesn’t require a huge excavation.

Sewer Line Repair & Replacement

In extreme cases, a large portion of your sewer line may be severely damaged, rendering minimally invasive techniques useless. In these cases, our team will take the utmost care in excavating the affected area, removing the damaged section of your sewer, and replacing these with new sections. This process can be more time-consuming and contribute to more inconvenience, but if it’s needed, you’ll have the best sewer replacement team working on your sewer line. In the case of a smaller damaged section, a spot repair may be all that’s required.

How To Prevent A Sewer Line Backup

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to sewer line backups. Luckily, there are some good ways to dramatically lower your chances of a sewer line backup. These include:

  • Dispose of grease and paper products responsibly
  • Maintain and cut tree roots periodically
  • Consider replacing your line with a new plastic pipe
  • Conduct a regular plumbing inspection of your home or office
  • Install a backwater prevention valve
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Local Sewer System Backup Services In South Florida

At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we take pride in our minimally invasive techniques. By keeping your lawn or yard intact, we’re often able to find the root of the problem. In severe cases, our experienced team will work neatly and carefully to restore your sewer line and return your lawn to its former glory.

From routine repairs to emergency services, our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’re an award-winning team of licensed plumbing professionals ready to serve households and businesses in South Florida.

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