Sewer Backup in Basement

Plumbing and drain solutions for backed up basement sewers

Have you tried to clear your sewer main drain but nothing seems to be working? Sometimes, the basement backs up, but at other times, the entire house becomes backed up due to the severity of the blockage. When that happens, you can dig all you like, but it won’t help. Why? Because it is possible that the sewer pipes are broken, cracked, collapsed, or even tree roots are growing in them. You need a drain camera inspection to diagnose the problem.

If your sewer pipes are in tact, but require professional cleaning, you can rely on Hoerner Heating & Plumbing.

Hoerner Services: Sewer Backups in the Basement

Sewer backup in basement (or a main drain backup commonly referred to) – is one of our most common call outs. That’s how you know that we’re the right plumbing contractor for you. We can handle all your plumbing requirements, including sewer backup in basements.

One of the leading causes of sewer backup in basement is tree roots in drains. With the extreme fluctuations with temperatures, blockages can occur anytime with the weather events we are experiencing.  Toronto has a beautiful landscape with grand old trees. In spring, the tree roots infiltrate plumbing systems and wreak havoc on our pipes, causing blockages, backups and collapsed pipes. This is especially a problem in older homes with clay sewer drains that crack easily. Tree roots grow inside the sewer pipes, leading to costly repairs.

Homeowners are responsible for the sewer lateral line that connects your home to the municipal sewer. When roots infiltrate your pipes, they will grow undisturbed for years, until fats, oils, grease (FOGs), tissue paper, and grit become caught up in them, leading to blockages.

Sewer Backup in Basement: The Hoerner Solution

When you have a main drain sewer backup in basement, you might notice:

  • Slow flushing toilets in the basement
  • A higher water level in the floor drain
  • Pooling around the floor drain

The best solution is to call Hoerner Heating & Plumbing. We will bring our drain camera inspection equipment to locate the blockage. Then we will professionally clear it.

Call Hoerner today for your sewer backup in basement issue today.