09/27/2021 There are a few things that can causes your sewage to back up. Fundamentally, your sewage will back up when the wastewater is unable to pass through your pipes and sewer line freely. We’ll be taking a closer look at; the most common causes of sewage back ups, how to know when you’re dealing with backed up sewage and what you should do when it enters your home.
Common Causes of Sewage Back Ups
Cracked sewer lines. Sewer lines can crack due to age, tree roots, settling dirt, damage from an external source or from any rocks that may enter the line, creating a blockage that will cause the sewage to back up into your home.
Clogs. This can include anything from hair and food to small objects. These things can create blockages in your pipes and sewer line and stop or at least slow down the flow of wastewater, causing it to back up.
Broken Sewer Lines. If your sewer line completely collapses or severs, wastewater won’t be able to get where it needs to go. Some of the wastewater may run off into the dirt but most of it will stay in the line and eventually cause a back up into your home.
Tree roots will always gravitate towards water and nutrients, including the nutrients from sewer lines. If there are any cracks at all in your sewer line, the tree roots will start to grow through these cracks, making them larger and eventually causing it to back up into your home.
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