Santana Bros Plumbing

Tips to Prevent Sewer Backup

March 25, 2021

Sewage isn’t something many of us think about. After all, such things tend to be out of sight, out of mind – until, of course, your sewage gets backed up and you find yourself scrambling to contact a plumber for emergency plumbing services, often in the middle of the night. Luckily, sewer backup is easily preventable. In today’s post, Santana Bros Plumbing shares three tips to help you avoid this nasty problem.

Sewage Backup Prevention

A sewage backup is one of the worst plumbing problems to have. It can lead to leaks and burst pipes that will put you in a contaminated situation and expose you and your family to a host of different illnesses like the stomach flu, typhoid fever and hepatitis A.

To prevent premature sewer replacements or emergency repairs, here are a few preventive measures you can take:

Proper grease disposal. Never pour used cooking grease, oil or fat down your drains, as these aren’t easily broken down in the wastewater treatment process. This means they can solidify and block your pipes, especially in cold weather. Instead, pour them in a dedicated jar and throw it out with the rest of your trash.

Don’t treat your toilet like a waste bin. Many of us are guilty of this to a certain degree. To avoid clogged toilets, never flush things like feminine products, paper towels or diapers down the toilet.

Add drain traps. Insert drain baskets or strainers in your kitchen sink to stop large food particles from going down your drain.

Schedule regular maintenance. This cannot be stressed enough. Most people call plumbers when the problem is already apparent, but scheduling regular preventive maintenance can go a long way toward ensuring that you don’t suffer any severe plumbing issues.

From installing tankless water heaters to whole-house repipes, Santana Bros Plumbing has the skills and experience to get the job done right. For all your plumbing needs, feel free to give us a call at (713) 494-5504 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation inspection today.

Recent Blogs

How Plumbing Upgrades Can Increase Residential Property Value!

Feb 15, 202452 Views

Home renovations include a variety of upkeep, repair and re-installation whether it is flooring, light fixtures or repainting the whole house. While all this holds extreme value, keeping your drainage and plumbing system in shape is equally important. This not only helps keep the house properly functioning but increases property value – attracting potential buyers […]

5 Signs That Might Signal A Plumbing Emergency

Jan 30, 20241298 Views

Plumbing issues can either come announced when you see signs of leaks or slow water flow. At other times, they may knock as an emergency wanting to be remedied as immediately as possible. We have compiled a list of few issues that require an emergency plumbing service at your home or commercial facility. Overflowing Toilet […]

Plumbing Solutions For Low Water Pressure

Jan 15, 20241053 Views

Low water pressure can severely affect the quality of your living. Showering can take more time than usual, doing the dishes and laundry can become tedious due to unfavorable water pressure making it more time consuming and frustrating. The reasons causing low water pressure can vary in nature, requiring professional plumbing service and assistance. Some […]

How Much Does it Cost to Maintain a Home Water Filtration System?

Dec 30, 20231219 Views

Water filtration system in Pearland TX and all across has become a necessary investment in residential homes to make sure that the water we drink is relatively pure than it already is. Regardless of the source, municipal or well water, there are multiple forms of bacteria and pollutants that can contaminate the water. Which is […]

The Difference Between Pipe Repair & Repiping

Dec 15, 20231001 Views

Dealing with leaks, blockages or inaccurate water flow? All these direct us to problems with piping and drainage. Minor piping issues can lead to more severe and even costly issues with your draining systems. Which is why it is important to keep track of any piping issues and get immediate resolutions by any repair or […]


Skip to content