Main Causes of Recurring Sewer Backups

Main Causes of Recurring Sewer Backups

Apart from being an unsightly and unsanitary inconvenience, sewer backups aren’t just a hassle. They can also expose you to certain health risks. While services such as sewer repair in Boca Raton, FL are readily available, recurring sewer backups are still going to be a problem if the root of the issue is not attended to.

Luckily, DASCOR Plumbing offers sewer repair services that address a wide range of issues, including recurring sewer backups. We offer some insight as to why your sewers keep getting backed up.

Collapsed Sewers

Sewer pipes often collapse due to various factors such as shifts in the soil, aging pipes, and improper installation. When sewer pipes collapse, wastewater and sewage won’t be able to flow properly. This results in sewer backups that will keep happening even after clearing the blockages. In this case, having to replace sewer line will be necessary.

Sagging Pipes

Sagging sewer pipes might not necessarily collapse, but since a sewage line is designed to utilize gravity to empty, water will collect in the sagging segment. The dip in the line causes the sewer backup, and unless a sewer pipe line repair is done so that the slant is corrected, the sewer backups are not likely to go away any time soon.


Sewage can come back out of your toilets and sinks when they cannot flow out into the sewer main due to a clog in the sewer line. The solution would be a combination of being mindful of what you flush down your drains such as wet wipes and fats or grease from leftover food that can end up as clogs in the pipes, and of course a thorough sewer and drain cleaning by a professional plumber to ensure proper sewage flow.

Tree Root Infiltration

A clogged sewage can also be caused by root intrusion. Even with no trees directly above your sewer line, roots from a neighboring yard could be the source of your sewer problem. If the roots have completely infiltrated the sewer pipes and the damage is severe, a sewer line replacement is carried out.

DASCOR Plumbing can help address what’s causing recurring sewage backups. Contact us today for a service appointment.

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