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    A sewer backup is one of the most inconvenient plumbing problems that can occur in your home or business, and an overflowing toilet or other fixture can cause extensive property damage or pose a serious health risk. At General Plumbing and Rooter we are prepared to handle your sewer line backup and treat the root cause to prevent future occurrences.

    Sewer Line Backup Contra Costa County

    Knowing the signs of a clog can help you clear your blocked sewer line before you have a flooded bathroom. Keep an eye out for slow-draining fixtures, multiple drains backing up at once, or strange noises and smells coming from your pipes.

    In the event that a toilet or sink is about to overflow, quick action is vital to preventing property damage. If you notice that your toilet is not draining or, even worse, it begins to fill with water, try to turn off the water as quickly as possible and try to clear the obstruction with a plunger. If plunging is not working, call a professional. Using chemicals or mechanical devices can damage your sewer line and result in even costlier repairs.

    We Can Help with Your Sewer Backup

    Clogs can be formed by a variety of materials, and the nature of your obstruction may influence the methods used to clear it. We may begin with an inspection of your sewer line in order to accurately diagnose the clog.

    Our experienced technician will then use industry-leading techniques to clear the obstruction. We can employ professional-grade snaking equipment or drain cleaning using hydro jetting. Even the most stubborn buildup or other materials can be broken down and washed away with our high-quality solutions.

    When your sewer line needs repairs, we can also fix your existing pipe or replace it using trenchless methods that won’t require digging up your property. Your sewer repairs are completely customized to your unique situation, so you can trust they will be done correctly the first time.

    How to Avoid Future Sewage Backups

    Although tree root invasion or other causes of sewer backups are unavoidable, there are still steps you can take to prevent unnecessary damage to your pipes. You can avoid obstructions by doing the following:

    • Avoid flushing excessive amounts of toilet paper.
    • Don’t use the toilet or sink as a trash can – throw away your food waste, paper products, cleaning products, and other materials.
    • Don’t let children or pets play in the bathroom.

    Implement a preventive maintenance plan with the help of the professionals at General Plumbing and Rooter, and make sure to take care of repairs sooner rather than later.

    Call General Plumbing and Rooter Today for East Bay Pipe Services

    Sewage backup is not something most people want to think about, but is usually a reality for your home or business at some point. Our team of local industry professionals services Alameda and Contra Costa County with all of their sewer needs. Trust our honest, friendly staff to help you safely and effectively deal with sewer line obstructions and any resulting repairs. Give us a call today to get started with a free estimate!

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