Prevent sewage back up at your Yorkshire home

Wherever you live in Yorkshire, whether it be Huddersfield, Sheffield, Doncaster, Leeds or Wakefield, the risks and consequences of domestic sewage backups will always be the same.

Sewage backups are one of the most notorious drainage issues as they can lead to serious problems such as large leaks or burst pipes. If a pipe does burst this can have much more dangerous consequences such as contamination which poses serious health risks.

Sewage Backup Prevention

Sewage backups can happen for a number of different reasons. Blockages such as tree toots, torrential weather or flooding, structural defects or foreign objects can all cause a sewage back up. Whilst some may be unpreventable and out of your control, there are steps you can take to help prevent the backups, such as:

Grease Disposal. Try not to pour fats cooking oils and grease down your drains as these are not readily broken down by water and can stick to the sides of sewage pipes.

Don’t clog toilets: you should only flush bodily waste and toilet paper down your toilets as anything else runs the risk of blocking your drains and sewers.

Clean your drains regularly: Your drains require just as much TLC as any other part of your home and this will help to prevent any sewage backups in the future.

Consult a professional

If you are experiencing a problem with your domestic drainage and are unable to rectify the problem yourself, consult a skilled professional to examine your home. The trained and qualified drainage engineers will be able to inspect your drains and identify the cause of any issues.

Alternative Drainage is one of Yorkshire leading drainage repair companies that provides a range of different services to both domestic and commercial clients. If you’d like more information about our services, contact us today on 0800 980 1362.