Backed Up Sewer Pipes?

When underground pipes deteriorate from material degradation, seismic activity, ground settlement, debris will fill the pipe causing backups. In sewer pipes sludge will eventually accumulate to the point where flow is impaired, causing a backup.

Sewer pipes are creating havoc for property owners. Sewers back up in homes over 750,000 times a year in North America due to aging lines, root intrusion, calcification and ground movement from seismic activity, costing homeowners millions of dollars in damage to their homes and landscaping, and millions more in increased taxes due to crumbling underground infrastructure of municipalities.

In addition to the expense and inconvenience, backed up sewage in the home creates health risks such as contamination from mold and harmful bacteria. Backups also cause sewers to overflow, spewing deadly waste into our streets, waterways and beaches. City governments pass on these ever-increasing water clean-up and treatment costs to you – the consumer.