Sewer backups can cause a whole lot of damage, and that’s why prevention is so important.

Have you had a chance to read our latest blog? If you have, then you already know that there are many things that can cause sewer backups, and some of them are completely out of your control. However, even if you don’t play a part in causing a sewer backup, it doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything to prevent it. At Culler Plumbing Services, we’d rather help you save money by preventing a plumbing issue than deal with the problem later with costly emergency plumbing services. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of tips to help you prevent sewer backups in your home:

#1. Get your sewer line inspected.

With a camera inspection, our experts can help give you a good idea about what kind of shape your sewage lines are in. We can even locate damage from tree and shrub roots before it can lead to bigger problems. There’s no better way to stay alert to problems that can lead to sewer backups than with regular camera sewer line inspections.

#2. Be careful about what you flush.

In reality, the only things that you should ever flush down your toilet are human waste and toilet paper–anything else needs to go straight into the garbage can. Feminine products, wet wipes, facial tissues, diapers, paper towels and plastic bandages are all common things that can easily clog the sewer lines in your home, as well as municipal sewer lines.

Stay tuned for our next blog for more tips on how to prevent sewer backups in your home.