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What Causes Plumbing Back Ups?

 What Causes Plumbing Back Ups?

For a number of homeowners, one of the most important— but often overlooked —systems is your plumbing. Let’s face it -- we rely on our plumbing to work effectively every single day we’re home in order to operate normal, everyday life. Unfortunately, there are times when our plumbing has problems.

Plumbing backups are some of the worst situations you can run into because they often prevent the use of impacted fixtures such as the sinks, toilets, or showers. There are a number of causes of plumbing backups, but it’s important to know what to expect when fixing the issue. Here are some of the common causes of plumbing backups.

Clogs in the Drains

Whether you flush the wrong items down the toilet, put large quantities of food or the wrong types of food in the garbage disposal, or pour grease down a drain, these can all cause clogs. Similarly, hair can clog shower or sink drains, resulting in backups with the sewage.

Collapsed Sewer Lines

If a sewer line collapses under the ground, it can cause the line to pinch closed. It leads to a blocked pipe, which can cause backups. A broken sewer line can also result in problems with the flow of the sewer line.

Intruding Tree Roots

One of the common problems that arise with underground pipes is the intrusion of tree roots into the sewer lines. With the tree roots entering the sewer lines, there’s enough to block the water flow and increase the chances of a backup.

Backups are often very serious and can lead to even further problems with your plumbing. Having a professional come out and diagnose the problem as quickly as possible is important to keep your home in working order moving forward.

At Horizon Services, we know how to get the job done right. We take a look at your plumbing, find out what’s wrong, and provide the right type of fix for you. Trust that we can get your home back to normal as quickly as possible.

Call us today to discuss your needs.