SERVPRO Tips To Prevent Backups!
How to prevent backups in your sewer lateral and in 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 either in the drain, the property owner's line, or in 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 and can cause a great deal of trouble in the property owner's lateral as well as in the city main.
- Periodically cut tree roots.If you have continuing problems with tree roots in your lateral, you may have to regularly have the roots cut by a professional.