How Prevent Main Drain Backup


Having the main drain backing up is not only a health hazard, but a financial headache as well. Maintenance of the drainage system is recommended to effectively avert or reduce the negative impact of any setback that may arise.
Some of these problems include:

  • Recurrent malfunctioning of the drainage system which may be resulting from minor problems that have worsened over time.
  • Clogging of the main drain as a result of the pilling up of debris in the drain.
  • Poor maintenance or the lack of it may be the cause of bursting drain pipes.

The main warning signs of a problem in the main drain are:

  • Having several fixtures in the house back up almost simultaneously might be a sign that something is wrong. This can be, for instance, the sink, bath tub, and the toilet failing to work at the same time.
  • These plumbing fixtures will also act strange when being operated. This can include having the water in the bath tub or toilet rise instead of go downwards.

Some drain backups are inevitable. However, there are some measures home owners can take to avert them.

  1. Have the plumber providing maintenance services for your main drain, carry out a camera inspection. This will involve checking the inside of the drain pipes and it will be quite useful in identifying debris that could be the cause.
  2. Have the drain cleaned on a regular basis. This usually comes together with drainage maintenance services whereby the technicians will have the drains cleared of any materials that could cause back up in the system.
  3. Be aware of the things that you flush down the toilet or wash down the sink drain.

The Importance and Benefits of Maintenance

Drain maintenance reduces the chances of a drain back up and property damage. Maintenance of drains can be done upon installation as well as periodically. Doing this after installation will help assess if the installation went well. Maintenance after a rainy season, during the spring, or while the fall is ending is an ideal time for a seasonal check. It also affirms that the right materials have been used in the installation.

Continuous professional and timely drain maintenance is crucial to ensure that serious problems with the drain are identified early enough, avoided, and kept from worsening too.