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Sewer Backup Prevention Tips for Hibbing Homes?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

A sewer line has been dug up in a backyard to locate a clog. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in St. Louis County.

Sewer backups can happen any time in Hibbing. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing offers these tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing sewer backups in your sewer lateral and in the city main:

  • Properly dispose of grease
    • Cooking oil should be poured into a heat-resistant container and disposed of properly after it cools off, not in the drain. Washing grease down the drain with hot water is unsatisfactory. As the grease cools off, it will solidify either in the drain, the property owner’s line, or in the main sewer causing the line to constrict and eventually clog.
  • Properly dispose of paper products
    • Paper towels, disposable (and cloth) diapers, hygienic wipes, and feminine products do not deteriorate quickly. They can cause a great deal of trouble in the property owner’s lateral and the city main.
  • Periodically cut tree roots.
    • If you have continuing problems with tree roots in your lateral, you may have to regularly have the roots cut by a professional
  • Replace your line with a new plastic pipe
    • Plastic pipe will prevent tree roots from entering your line is to replace your line and tap with new plastic pipe
  • Install a backwater prevention valve to prevent sewer backflows

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When your sewer backs up in your Hibbing home or commercial business, and you need sewage cleanup services, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

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